We are thrilled to announce The Opposition will have its Australian premiere screening as the opening night film of the Human Rights and Arts Film Festival (HRAFF) in Melbourne!
The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is a not-for-profit arts organisation that explores diverse and inspiring human stories through the mediums of film, art, music and forums.
The premiere will be on Thursday, 4 May 2017, 6.30pm at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). The film will also screen as the opening night HRAFF film in Canberra on 29 May and in Brisbane on 1 June.
About the film:
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.
For more information and to purchase opening night tickets, visit the HRAFF website HERE.
Another Good Pitch film Constance on the Edge will also be screening as part of the festival, the full program is released on April 4.