Feature & TV Hour | Sports
SYNOPSIS: Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 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.
IMPACT: Power Meri is supported by a set of strong partnerships and a carefully crafted outreach and impact campaign. The film aims to address the issues of gender-based violence, inequality in sport, lack of female leadership and opportunities for women. Through the story of a group of women empowered through sport and, in particular, the opportunity to play in the Rugby League World Cup, Power Meri will create a mind shift in how individual and communities view the strength and leadership potential of women.