Power Meri

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Power Meri

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 15 October 2019
Category Cinema Screening

POWER MERI


PNG Orchids player and star of Power Meri, Della Audama, will be attending the screening and taking part a post show Q&A (her first in Australia) with director Joanna Lester. 

Proud, strong and hopeful, the pioneering women in the PNG Orchids team have overcome more challenges than most to play their much-loved national sport. But after years at grassroots level, they have just three months to transform themselves into a competitive national team.

Power Meri takes audiences on a journey through rarely-seen corners of PNG and behind the scenes of women’s sport. It follows the Orchids through selection trials, arduous training with a fly-in-fly-out Australian coaching mentor, and diverse personal struggles as they face the world champion Australian Jillaroos and compete at the world cup.

But their mission is greater than winning. In a country with appalling rates of domestic violence, sport is one of the few arenas in which PNG women can show their strength. If they can perform like men on the rugby field, can they change attitudes about the treatment and status of women back home?

Classification

M

Language
English & Tok Pisin with English subtitles


 

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Duration

1 hour 18 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Members
Adults
$12
Concession $9
30 Club $9
Non-Members
Adults
$15
Concession $12
Full Time Student $12

Transaction fees apply

Screen $1.65