The people of Balibo will finally have a chance to see the movie of the same name tonight, at a Cinema Lorosa'e screening at the village in western Timor-Leste.
The movie tells the story of five Australian-based journalists who go missing as
Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, .
Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to
East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men. As East's determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifies and an unlikely friendship develops between the last foreign correspondent in East Timor and the man who will become President.
BALIBO is a political thriller that tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over thirty years.
Further screenings of the movie, which is in TETUM with English subtitles, are scheduled in Dili for October 14th (at Sunset Fair) and October 16th (at Government House).
This week at Sunset Fair we'll be showing "Bend It Like Beckham" (8.30 start). Movies at Government House (7pm start) will be "Slumdog Millionaire" (Saturday) and "Bend It Like Beckham" (Sunday). Both movies are in English with Bahasa Indonesia subtitles.