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Celebrate International Women's Day

at ZFF

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. 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. 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. 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? Their mission is greater than winning.    


English, some subtitles, 75 min.

Directed by Joanne Lester

75 mins. | Papua New Guinea | 2018

Watch the Trailer

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Date:       Thursday April 28, 2022

Time:       5:45 pm

Cost:        $35 - Advance Tickets  Only.
                Purchase tickets by April 26.  

Includes:  Individual charcuterie box. 
When you purchase your ticket please  select the correct ticket "regular", "gluten free" or "vegetarian".   

Following the film there will be a stimulating panel discussion and Q&A with local elite female athletes who will share their personal journeys and experiences.  

Location:  Princess Twin Cinemas
                 46 King St. North
                 Uptown Waterloo 

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