Power Meri

Wellington, NZ

Nov 21
Penthouse Cinema & Cafe 6:30 PM

A year ago a few Wellington-based development workers got to talking about Sports and Development...and from that conversation came the idea of organising a screening of POWER MERI. Join us for a drink or two, perhaps a meal, and a screening of this powerful film...

POWER MERI, Thursday 21 November, 6:30pm at Penthouse Brooklyn.

Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia.

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. The movie follows the Orchids through selection trials, arduous training, and diverse personal struggles as they compete at the world cup. But their mission is greater than winning. While taking on the world, can they change attitudes about the treatment and status of women back home?

Tickets $20. Tickets are limited so please email nick.borthwick@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming, with the number of tickets you’d like. Payment details will be provided when we receive your email, and tickets can be emailed back to you.

Profits from tonight go to Femili PNG, a local NGO based in Lae and Port Moresby, highlighted by the film’s director Joanna Lester (whom some of you know well!) for the great work they do. Femili PNG runs Case Man