0 Have your say She grew up in London and moved to Australia more than a decade ago, but Leeds has always had a special place in Joanna Lester’s heart. And this Wednesday the journalist and film-maker will be back in the city for a screening of her acclaimed documentary, Power Meri. It tells the story of Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, during their preparations for the sport’s 2017 World Cup in Australia.The Orchids’ bid for success on the pitch is set against a compelling backdrop of prejudice, funding issues and the day-to-day headaches of life in Papua New Guinea’s capital of Port Moresby, often described as one of the toughest places in the world to be a woman.And Joanna, who began covering rugby league in the South Pacific nation in 2009, cannot wait to introduce cinema-goers in West Yorkshire to her film, which had its UK premiere in London earlier this month.Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post ahead of the screening, she said: “I’ve had a lifelong connection to Leeds.”Although I grew up in London, all my family is from Leeds and many school holidays were spent here.”I also studied at Leeds… Read full this story
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