14 Feb 2017

Controversial film on PNG squatters wins at FIFO

From , 4:03 pm on 14 February 2017

A documentary following the struggle of a Papua New Guinean community battling against commercial developers has been internationally recognised.

The Australian film, called The Opposition, has won the Grand Prize at the International Pacific Documentary Film Festival, FIFO, in French Polynesia.

It tells the story of Paga Hill squatters in Port Moresby who are faced with eviction to make way for a resort complex.

However, the documentary has also faced legal challenges with one of its participants, former politician Dame Carol Kidu, seeking an injunction against it.

Its director, Holly Fifer, spoke to Amelia Langford about the film and the controversy that's followed it along the way.

The Opposition

Photo: Supplied/ FIFO