BOFA Special Screenings

The Opposition / Thursday 22 June 7.00 pm

76 MINS / ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

In 2015 leading Australian documentary film-makers, Media Stockade,  offered us a pre-release screening of  The Opposition  for BOFA  but were prevented by a legal challenge. The Opposition opened the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) in Melbourne in May 2017 and now Tasmanians will be able to see it as a special BOFA screening.

Here’s what HRAFF had to say about it:

“Steeped in a legal dispute that prevented 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 in their individual pursuit for justice. 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.”

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

http://theoppositionfilm.com/trailer

Public Screening:
Door of Hope Christian Church Thursday 22 June 7.00 pm
50 Glen Dhu Street, South Launceston

$20 Tickets at the door
(net proceeds will be passed on to assist the Paga Hill community)

Q & A with Madeleine Hetherton, producer, Media Stockade