A number of villagers confronted hundreds of police officers on Mother’s Day in 2012. In this land dispute, the “wall made by the bodies of the villagers” were not strong enough to go against the gun and arms of the police, a situation Hong Kongers may be familiar with.
Nowadays, confrontations between civilians and police seem to happen more frequently all around the world. The conflict shown in The Opposition takes place in a temporary housing area inside Paga Hill, a residential area next to a harbor in Papua New Guinea. About 3,000 villagers were forced to leave their homes in the incident. Consequently, the Head of the Village confronted the tyranny via the judiciary. By doing so, it was hoped that it might prevent the village from being taken away by tycoons to build a five-star hotel. A war over land is soon to begin!