Screening: East Timor: Birth of a Nation

Screening Monday 9th July, 2007

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.