The Opposition

16th
5.00pm Sat

Asia in Focus, Documentary

Directed by Hollie Fifer

NT PREMIERE

In 2012, 100 policemen wielding machetes and guns descended on the Paga Hill Settlement in Port Moresby.

This investigative documentary follows activist Joe Moses as he battles the courts and risks to his own life to save 3,000 people from being forcibly and even violently evicted from their homes.

Crisply filmed and ominously scored, Fifer’s movie is underwritten with a terse sense of outrage that so many issue documentaries attempt but rarely achieve with such devastating effect.

Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International

Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinema - Darwin City

2016pg
Papua New Guinea
90 mins
English
Documentary, Politics
Nominated
Audience Award
Sydney Film Festival