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Opening Night: The Opposition

FilmMelbourne

Hollie Fifer / Australia / 2016 / 76 mins / English and Tok Pisin with English subtitles / Documentary

“A superb documentary film. Brave! Fearless! 5 stars.”
LET THE MOVIE MOVE US

Steeped in legal disputes designed to block its release, The Opposition details the struggle of 3,000 residents of the Paga Hill community in Papua New Guinea who watched helplessly as police bulldozed their homes to make way for a luxury resort. Two community leaders rose to help, but were driven down different paths when faced with a choice – keep fighting for justice or join the enemy. Australian director Hollie Fifer’s pursuit of the truth, wherever it led, prompted one subject to file an injunction against the film’s release. Right triumphing over might never seemed so daunting.

Includes introduction by the director Hollie Fifer and protagonist Joe Moses.

OPENING NIGHT AFTER-PARTY
Join us downstairs at ACMI’s Lightwell to kick off our 10th Anniversary celebrations with free drinks, food and entertainment.

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Please note: This is a Special Event and cannot be purchased using a HRAFF Mini-Pass.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

AWARDS AND FESTIVAL SELECTION
Hot Docs 2016
IDFA 2016
Grand Jury Prize, International Pacific Documentary Film Festival

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