almost 6 years
so, why again did Australia stay silent in '75? in '99 Australia/InterFET retook E.Timor
Balibo is a 2009 Australian feature film that follows the story of the Balibo Five, a group of journalists who were captured and killed whilst reporting on activities just prior to the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975. The film is loosely based on the book Cover-Up, by Jill Jolliffe, an Australian journalist who met the men before they were killed. The book had been a source of controversy because of its criticism of some of the people involved in the campaign for justice.
Produced by Arenafilm in Australia, with Robert Connolly as director and David Williamson as screenwriter, filming began on 30 June 2008, in Dili, East Timor. The main members of the cast are Anthony LaPaglia, playing the part of Roger East, another Australian journalist, who went to investigate the deaths of the Balibo Five only to be killed the day after the Indonesian invasion and Oscar Isaac as José Ramos Horta, now the country's President. LaPaglia, also an Executive Producer, names East as "probably...