What's on: The Opposition Screening and Q&A with Director Hollie Fifer

How does one man stand up to the waves of development sweeping through Papua New Guinea? 

'The Opposition'

'The Opposition'
Photographer:  © Media Stockade

Event Type:
Special event
7 September 2017 to 7 September 2017
06.00 PM to 08.30 PM
Australian Museum
$16 AM Member. $20 general admission, $18 concession
Mother’s Day, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), 2012: 100 armed police descend on the Paga Hill Settlement and open fire on protesters. They arrest PNG Opposition Leader Dame Carol Kidu, who had joined the protest in an attempt to protect the community’s human rights.

The impetus for this brutal attack was the planned development of a multi-million dollar five star hotel, marina, wharf and residential apartments - a precedent for PNG.

`The Opposition’, an investigative documentary, traces Joe Moses’ struggle to save his 3000-strong community from forcible eviction. Risking his own life and suffering betrayals and police brutality, Joe wages a three-year court battle against the companies behind the development.

As the struggle unfolds, Joe recruits a coalition of allies including Dame Carol, investigator Kristian Lasslett and a dedicated team of pro-bono lawyers.

6pm: Doors open, welcome drink and viewing of Joe Moses’ selection of objects from the Australian Museum’s West New Britain Pacific Collections
6.30pm: Welcome by Dr Michael Mel, Manager, West Pacific Collection
6:35pm: Screening of 'Joe Moses in the Pacific Collections'
6.45pm: 'The Opposition'
8pm: Q&A with director Hollie Fifer


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