[TimorLesteStudies] IWD Focus on East Timor: Fernanda Borges and film Heru Ini Lafu : Melbourne, Sydney Canberra

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Tue Mar 3 16:24:10 EST 2009


International Women's Day: Focus on East Timor

documentary & discussion

2009 marks ten years since East Timor's historic independence ballot. Join
us to celebrate this defining moment and the achievements of East Timorese
women with a range of events throughout March 2009.


Guest Speaker: Fernanda Borges

Fernanda Borges was born in East Timor and fled to Australia

with her family when the Indonesian military invaded in 1975.

Today, Fernanda is a leading East Timorese politician and the only

female party leader in the national parliament. She will speak

about the critical role played by women then and now, and call

for justice for the crimes against humanity perpetrated against

the people of East Timor.


Documentary Film Launch

Heru Ini Lafu: Weaving Life is a unique film that journeys into rural East
Timor to show a side of life rarely seen on the Australian screen. The film
highlights women's resistance and celebrates their critical role in cultural
regeneration and national development. Most importantly, the film reveals
the beauty of East Timorese culture and the creative processes of
traditional Tais weaving.

Produced by ETWA in conjunction with Djemilla Films




Tuesday 3rd March 2009

12.30pm. Earthly Pleasures

1627 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave.

Bookings; 97526744.

Costs; $25/$20 concession. Yummy organic lunch included


7pm, St Margarets Church Hall,

Pitt St Eltham.

Entry: $10/ $12 (inc refreshments)


Wednesday 4th March

6.30pm Mornington Peninsula Shire

Rosebud Office, Besgrove St, Rosebud


Friday 6th March

10am, Preston Town Hall

Gower Street, Preston


Official Film Launch: 6.30pm

Frank Engel Room, 88 Kerr Street, Fitzroy

Recommended Donation $20 (refreshments provided)


Melbourne events brought to you by ETWA and the Australian Coalition for
Transitional Justice in East Timor (ACTJET) in partnership with the
Alternative Technologies Association, Australian Volunteers International,
METAC, Australia East Timor Association and Victoria University; Friends of
Lospalos and Mornington Peninsula Shire; Oxfam Diamond Valley, Eltham
Bookshop,  Nillumbik Council, Nillumbik Women's Network, MICAH Social
Justice Group, Darebin City Council and Friends of Baucau; Yarra Ranges
Shire, Earthly Pleasures and Local and Global.




Saturday 7th March

2-5pm, Blue Mountains

Hosted by the Blue Mountains East Timor Sisters


Sunday 8th March

7pm, Bonnyrigg

Hosted by the Mary MacKillop East Timor Mission and AETA Sydney



Tuesday 10th March

ACT Legislative Assembly, 5.30pm for 6pm
Entry:$5 or by donation. Drinks and nibbles provided
Ms Meredith Hunter, ACT Greens Parliamentary Convenor will open the evening.
Supported by Women's Services ACT, Oxfam ACT and the Australian Coalition
for Justice for East Timor


For more information contact taryn at etwa.org.au

East Timor Women Australia (ETWA)

The Augustine Centre

2 Minona Street Hawthorn VIC 3122

PO Box 3079 Auburn VIC 3123

Ph: (03) 9819 3239  

Fax: (03) 9819 3439

Email: office at etwa.org.au

Bu Wilson
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet) Research School of Pacific and
Asian Studies
College of Asia and the Pacific,
Australian National University 
Canberra   ACT   0200 

T: 02 6125 3194
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