Still from Ophir - closeup of Bougainville woman with ritual face paint, eyes closed
Still from Ophir - closeup of Bougainville woman with ritual face paint, eyes closed
Ophir (2020)

HRAFF presents

Ophir

Featuring a panel discussion after the film

Olivier Pollet and Alexandre Berman | France, UK | | Unclassified (15+)
Film

Ophir tells the story of Bougainville and its people, who hope for peace, freedom and protection.

Ophir describes the attempts of an Australian-owned mining company to take over the residents of Bougainville, to legislate away their rights to life and the things that sustain that life.

The beauty, poetry and philosophy of the residents of Bougainville contrast with the dirt of the mining company and the businesses who exploit every possible loophole in their quest to destroy land. A dramatic ode to the indelible thirst for freedom, culture and sovereignty offers a gripping exposition of the visible and invisible chains of colonisation.

Format: DCP
Language: English, Tok Pidgin, Nasioi with English subtitles
Duration: 97

When

Tues 27 Apr 2021

6:15pm

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$25

Concession

$19

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$22

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Duration

97 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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