Dame Carol Kidu sues Paga Hill film

ABC RN Drive – 6 April 2016

There’s a legal battle brewing between a young Australian filmmaker and one of Papua New Guinea’s most revered former politicians, Dame Carol Kidu.

It’s over The Opposition — a film about the demolition of Port Moresby’s Paga Hill settlement and the involvement of an Australian-backed development company.

Although Dame Carol is shown as a hero standing up to developers, she’s taken out an injunction in the New South Wales Supreme Court to stop the film being screened.

She tells RN Drive why.