Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Damon Gameau, Simon Stone
Director: Robert Connolly
Genre: Drama, Mystery/Thriller
Running Time: 111 minutes
East Timor, 1975: Five Journalists Are Missing. One Man Searches For The Truth. One Man Fights For Justice
As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian-based journalists go missing.
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.
Audio commentary with director Robert Connolly
Greg Shackleton's original reportage from East Timor, October 1975
Six contextual documentaries: Creating the Balibo Five, Roger East and Jose Ramos-Horta, Polyster Perms and Short-shorts; Death of the Balibo Five, Doco vs Drama and History of East Timor and Balibo
Tetun language dub
Bahasa Indonesia subtitles
Australian Teachers of Media study guide
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