[Easttimorstudies] The East Timor Living Memory Project : a public talk in Canberra

Anya Dettman adettman at nla.gov.au
Tue Mar 21 13:54:08 EST 2006

Voices of the Forgotten: the East Timor Living Memory Project. 

When: Wednesday 29 March 6.00 - 7.30pm. 
Where: Asia Bookroom, Lawry Place, Macquarie, ACT. 
RSVP: For seating and catering purposes by Tuesday 28 March. 

Anya Dettman and Bob Legge will give an illustrated talk about their
work in Dili supporting a new project to record East Timorese oral

** What is The Living Memory Project? 

The Living Memory video archive project, directed by well known human
rights activist, journalist and author, Jill Jolliffe, records the
testimony of former political prisoners, whose stories provide evidence
of the still-unexamined human rights violations to which the East
Timorese were subject in their quest for independence. The video archive
will be used by the ex-prisoners' association ASEPPOL to educate a
younger generation and urge respect for human rights. It will also form
part of the on-line Southeast Asia Digital Library (see
http://www.cormosea.org/grant.htm ). 

The Living Memory Project also hopes to use the interviews to build a
database on the effect of imprisonment on the long-term health of
ex-prisoners. This talk will feature an exhibition of photos, stories
and video testimonies from the Living Memory project, highlighting the
variety of interviewees: a female guerilla fighter, parent and child
internees, singers, students, politicians, and women subjected to sexual

This talk is part of a series of talks presented by the Australia
Library and Information Association's Asia Pacific Special Interest
Group. Come along and here about this important and inspiring work - all

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