Jubilee Australia's Resource Centre

Our Mission

Promoting accountability for the causes of poverty and injustice in the Asia Pacific, elevating the voices of affected communities, and inspiring Australians to get involved. 

Special Sydney Screening: The Opposition + Q and A

Port Moresby on Mother's Day, 2012: 100 policemen wielding machetes and guns descend on the Paga Hill Settlement to bulldoze their houses to the ground. A vital investigative documentary, The Opposition highlights the David-and-Goliath struggle against unethical and inhumane corporate practices which tore apart the people of Papua New Guinea. Paga Hill leader Joe Moses struggles to save his 3,000 strong community before they are forcibly evicted. Despite betrayals, police brutality and risks to his own life, Joe battles through the courts for three years fighting the companies who want to take away his community’s home and replace it with a five-star hotel and marina.

This screening is the first film the 'Human Rights and Documentary' series organised by the Australian Human Rights Institute and Documentary Australia Foundation'. There will be a special Q&A and discussion following the screening.

Panellists include:

Luke Fletcher (Executive Director, Jubilee Australia)

Allan Mogerema (From the Paga Hill community in PNG (who features in the film))

Justine Nolan (Business and human rights expert, Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney)

Hollie Fifer (Director of The Opposition)

Details:

Date and time: Wednesday 1 May, 6.10 PM

Location: Golden Age Cinema and Bar, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.

Price: Concession ($17) / Adult ($22)

Buy tickets here.