[Easttimorstudies] Film Screening; Rock n' Roll with Jakarta

Arjuna Dibley u4136394 at anu.edu.au
Tue May 23 10:11:37 EST 2006

Invitation to attend the premiere screening of a documentary from Timor
Leste; "Rock n' Roll with Jakarta"


Presented by; the ANU Law Students for Social Justice and the Asian Studies
Student Association


"Rock n' Roll with Jakarta" is a feature length documentary that explores
Timorese relations with Indonesia post independence. The independent
film-makers from a local Timorese NGO called SAHE, focus on the local
demands for the establishment of an International Tribunal to try
perpetrators of war crimes during the Indonesian occupation and withdrawal.
The film critically examines the fine balance between Timorese political
interests in maintaining good relations with Jakarta, against the need to
provide justice for the massive Timorese population affected by violent
crimes. In doing so the film explores the history of Indonesian and Timorese
relations on different levels, from the elite political leadership to the
ongoing strong networks between pro-democracy movement in Indonesia and the
post-independence movement in East Timor.


Details are as follows;


Tuesday the 30th of May, at 6pm at the Manning Clarke Centre Theatre 6 of
the Australian National University


There will be a short introduction of the history of Timor Leste and
Indonesia by Dr. George Quinn, Head of the South East Asia Centre at the
Faculty of Asian Studies at the ANU. 


There will also be a small talk and an opportunity to ask questions to Angie
Bexley, a PhD student at the ANU who worked with SAHE in the making of this


There will be Timor Leste Fair Trade coffee (for sale), snacks and drinks
provided on the night. Copies of the film will also be able to be ordered.


Entry is free, but donations would be greatly appreciated. All monies raised
will go back to SAHE to help with the distribution of this film and future


This is a great film which provides a fascinating local insight into some of
the social and political issues faced by Timorese people. It is particularly
pertinent in light of the political events of recent weeks. Everyone is
welcome to come along!


Hope to see you all there!


Warm regards,

Arjuna Dibley


Law Students for Social Justice 


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