Max Stahl documenting East Timor

British journalist and filmaker Max Stahl has been documenting the history of East Timor since the 1991 massacre at Dili’s Santa Cruz cemetery. He calls it is “his life’s mission” to give the fledgling country an audio visual record of its recent history. To that end he has set up an audio-visual centre in the capital Dili,

“It is enormously important because you cannot forge an identity without memory,” says the 53-year-old, sporting a hat in the black, red and yellow colours of his adopted country. Stahl’s audio-visual centre in the Timorese capital of Dili is devoted to preserving that memory in digital recordings of events leading up to and after the 2002 declaration of independence. link