In a David-and-Goliath battle over a slice of Papua New Guinea paradise, Joe Moses, leader of
the Paga Hill Settlement, struggles to save his 3,000 people before they are evicted. Battling it
out in the courts, Joe may find his community replaced with a fivestar hotel and marina.
A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing
Too often, the horrors of eviction and demolition experienced by settlement and Indigenous communities, justified on claims to economic advancement, go unnoticed and undocumented.
- Andrea Durbach, Australian Human Rights Institute
What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?
To ensure communities in Papua New Guinea at risk of being forced of their land are safeguarded and their human rights are upheld.
What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?
- To ensure that human rights defender and protagonist Joe Moses is safe
- Support the Paga Hill community's access to legal advice
- Advocate for adequate legal mechanisms to safeguard communities at risk of forced evictions
- Advocate for freedom of speech during the court cases that were placed against The Opposition documentary.
How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?
We have a detailed impact strategy after being involved in the inaugural Good Pitch Australia in 2014 and have been deepening our connection and collaborations with our partners since then to ensure our goals and shared visions are achieved. If you would like to become a partner in The Opposition's impact journey please contact [email protected]
Audience Engagement and Social Impact
What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?
Please take action through The Opposition's website:
Measurement and Evaluation
What is the projects indicators for success?
We have various measures of success which are included into our impact strategy. If you would like more information please email [email protected]