On 7 June, Mehere Maladina in partnership with Sydney Wantoks Association hosted a 1920s Prohibition Screening of Power Meri at the Paddington RSL. All proceeds from the event went to Femili PNG, and an amazing $3,205 was raised!
We are so grateful to Mehere and the Sydney Wantoks for their support. Also a big thanks to the many special guests who gave up their time to come and perform or speak at the event. Shout-out to performers Dehvande from Onetox and Blad P2a from DMP. Thanks to Joanna Lester for introducing and screening her fantastic doco Power Meri. And also a special thanks to former Development Manager Lindy Kanan for travelling to Sydney and talking about the work of Femili PNG.
In the words of Mehere: I had an amazing night hosting over 65 people at the Screening of Power Meri for Femili PNG. The attendees spoke highly of the film and the speakers as well. We had wantoks come from across Sydney and some all the way from Newcastle, what was most heartening for me was to see a lot of young people attend to contribute and support. All in all, I am happy to have raised my target fundraising amount and raise awareness for the essential services that Femili PNG provides for victims of family violence in Papua New Guinea.
We hope you enjoy this gallery of photos from the event.