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Title East Timor : birth of a nation
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 110 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary In 1975, after 460 years of Portuguese rule, Fretilin, the revolutionary front for an independent East Timor, declared independence for the small nation. Ten days later Indonesia invaded. Fretilin, and the resistance army Falintil, fought the Indonesian military for the next 24 years. A third of the population - over 250,000 people - died as a result of the occupation. In 1999, Indonesia agreed to a United Nations supervised referendum and the people of East Timor voted overwhelmingly for independence. The Indonesian army and the local militia it had created withdrew, burning, looting and killing, razing the country to the ground. East Timor: Birth of a Nation looks at how a country is born, literally from the ashes, and how the East Timorese people are now working to build a future. Each program in this two-part series tells the powerful personal story of a remarkably resilient individual. In examining their experiences, the series explores the complex issues and difficult decisions that are involved in reconciling the past and creating a truly independent nation. A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Abracadabra Film and Television Productions. Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Franco di Chiera. Producer: Luigi Acquisto, Stella Zammataro (Producers), Andrew Sully (Associate Producer). Director: Luigi Acquisto, Andrew Sully. Writer: Luigi Acquisto. DOP/Cinematographer: Valeriu Campan. Narrator/Presenter: Cate Blanchett
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2002
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Social history.
Political science.
National liberation movements.
Guerrillas.
Autonomy and independence movements.
Economic history.
Timor-Leste.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Di Chiera, Franco, producer
Acquisto, Luigi, producer, director, screenwriter
Zammataro, Stella, producer
Sully, Andrew, producer, director
Campan, Valeriu, cinematographer
Blanchett, Cate, 1969- narrator, presenter
Kanopy (Firm)