Screening: East Timor: Birth of a Nation
Mon 9th July, 7.30pm
Followed by a discussion with Irene Slegt, photojournalist/writer who wrote two books on East Timor and has just returned from an election monitoring mission, and Tina Redshaw, formerly ambassador to East Timor.
Moderated by Fiona Anderson from the BBC College of Journalism and former BBC Asia producer
Location: 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ.
Eight years on from East Timor's bloody split from Indonesia, one of the world's youngest democracies is being ravaged by widespread gang violence and disorder as an Australian-led UN force tries desperately to keep the peace.
This documentary reveals elements of the rebel group which spent more than 20 years fighting the Indonesian army are threatening to restart their armed resistance, putting the future viability of the fledgling state of Timor into doubt.
Official Website: http://www.frontlineclub.com/club_events.php?event=754
Added by p4u7a on July 8, 2007