[TimorLesteStudies] Peace building in a post-conflict environment
Australia-East Timor Association
aetamel at aetamel.org
Mon Nov 5 18:45:23 EST 2007
Architects for Peace + Film Maker Carmela Baranowska present:
'Peace building in a Post-conflict environment'
Screening of documentary film with discussion
When: Tuesday 13, November at 7 - 9.30 pm
Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) School of Film & Television - Cinema 2
(upstairs), 234 St Kilda Rd Southbank, Melbourne (Cinema 2 is located behind
the VCA 'Elizabeth Murdoch Building' [AKA 'The White Building'] between The
Melbournian housing complex and the National Gallery of Victoria)
Melway Map 2F 5-9)
Gold coin donation
In 2006 East Timor was on the brink of civil war. Old regional and political
divisions had reignited, leading to a breakdown in law and order, gang
warfare, arson and looting. Lives on the Edge is a 22 minute documentary
produced for the new Al Jazeera English 'Witness' program. It is the first
documentary to be made about the current crisis from the perspective of
those ordinary people who lived through it. We follow Alexandre, Modesta,
Tinho and his pregnant wife Leonisia, four of the 100,000 + internally
displaced people. Unfortunately, eighteen months later, the people whose
lives were documented continue to be displaced.
Carmela Baranowska is the director of 'Lives on the Edge'. Her film 'Scenes
from an Occupation' covered the last six months of the Indonesian occupation
of East Timor in 1999 and won a Rory Peck Award. She is currently completing
'Welcome to Independence' about the first years in East Timor. She also
received a Walkley Award for her work in Afghanistan.
Filomena Barros dos Reis is an East Timorese human rights and women's
activist based in Dili. She works as the Advisor to the Director of the
Peace and Democracy Foundation. She is currently visiting Melbourne as
participant in Victoria University's AusAID funded Australian Leadership
Award Project, developing skills and potential of youth policy leaders.
Filomena will respond to the film and both Filomena and Carmela will take
questions from the audience.
Australia-East Timor Association (AETA)
PO Box 93
FITZROY VIC 3065
Tel.: 61 3 9416 2960
E-mail: aetamel at aetamel.org
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