Funding Approval Details

The Opposition

Project The Opposition
Fund Festival Travel
Year 2016
Type Feature Documentary
Company Beacon Films Pty Ltd
Festival IDFA
Producer Rebecca Barry, Madeleine Hetherton

Mothers Day, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 2012: 100 policemen wielding machetes and guns descend on the Paga Hill Settlement to bulldoze their houses to the ground. Residents are beaten, cut with machetes; the policemen open fire on the crowd.

This brutal demolition is to make way for the new multi-million ‘master planned development’ which will include a five star hotel, marina wharf and executive residential apartments - ‘a new precedent in PNG’.

The Opposition is an investigative documentary set in Papua New Guinea where Joe Mose 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. 

Disclaimer The Total Finance amount reflects the total advanced through various Screen NSW programs of assistance, but does not take into account any amounts that have been repaid or recouped. Market travel may not be listed where it relates to a slate of projects (as opposed to one title). It should be noted that as historical data is added to the website the Total Finance amount below may be subject to change.
Festival Travel
Rebecca Barry
$ 3,000.00
Total Finance
$ 3,000.00