Calling all Brisbane folks!
Come along to our PNG film fundraiser and community event on Saturday 30 November 2019, 1-6pm
“There’s only three common denominators in this country. One is God. Two is Tok Pisin, the language we all speak. Three is rugby league.”
On Saturday 30 November, Kyeema Foundation will host a film screening of Power Meri with the Brisbane PNG community. From 1-4pm, you will be immersed in all things Papua New Guinean, with stalls, food and music before the movie screening which will commence at 4pm.
For a gold coin donation, please join us for stalls, music and food from 1-4pm. For $10, join us for the entire afternoon to watch this beautifully captured feature documentary film by Joanna Lester and Media Stockade, following Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia. These trailblazers must beat not only the sporting competition, but also intense sexism, a lack of funding, and national prejudice to reach their biggest stage yet.
“Human rights organisations describe Australia’s nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, as one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. But where international observers see despair, the pioneering players of the country’s new national women’s rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, see opportunity. Proud, strong and hopeful, these women have overcome more challenges than most to take the field in their much-loved national sport. But after years playing at grassroots level with no coaches, funding or support, they have just three months to transform themselves into a competitive national team to take up an invitation to compete on the world stage.”
All funds raised will go directly to our PNG project with Hiri Coral that will support Master Farmers to work with their local communities to introduce locally-adapted village chickens and set up locally led marine resource recovery zones. The project aim is to restore declining coastal fish habitat and stocks and to provide an alternative, local source of protein and income through village chicken meat and eggs. Integral to the project will be supporting the empowerment of local women to lead the change for improved food and nutrition security in their communities.