OPHIR: DECOLONISE, REVOLUTIONISE | FOLLOWED BY Q&A
Thursday Apr 29th, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Ophir tells the story of Bougainville and its people who are hoping for peace, working for freedom and protecting their Indigenous culture.”
- ABC Radio
You're invited to the first Sydney screening of the award-winning documentary Ophir followed by a Q&A on Thursday, 29 April. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about Bougainville and its people, who are still grappling with the destructive legacy of the Panguna Mine.
Thursday 29 April | 7.00 PM-9.00 PM | Ritz Cinema, Randwick, Sydney
Price: 20-25$ | You can buy tickets here.
Panellists: Kuntamari Croft (Bougainville), Luke Fletcher (Jubilee Australia)
Ophir tells the story of an extraordinary indigenous revolution for life, land and culture, leading up to the potential creation of the world's newest nation in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
An ode to the indelible thirst of a peoples for freedom, culture, and sovereignty; the film sheds light on the Pacific's biggest conflict since WWII, revealing the visible and invisible chains of colonisation and its enduring cycles of physical and psychological warfare.
After the screening, we will be joined by Kuntamari Croft, a Bougainvillean woman who advocates for self-determination for communities to discuss the film and hear their thoughts and hopes for Bougainville’s future. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a fantastic night!
You can buy tickets here.
Director: Olivier Pollet, Alexandre Berman
Country: France, UK
Duration: 97 minutes
Language: English, Tok Pidgin, Nasioi with English subtitles
Awards: Winner, Grand Prix, FIFO 2020