About the Movie
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 Jos'e 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.
What a wonderful movie. Watched due to upcoming trip to Timor to go diving. The casting Dept got it right as obvious big names in their before cracking it. Credit to ABC and others to make this with (certainly at the time) ZERO commercial dollar value. I've got a feeling Timor could/should/would CAN be the next backpacker/barefoot traveller hotspot. Off to Kindle book on Ramos!!
Great movie, very well acted.
Confronting story that left me feeling sad but a tale I needed to know.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2009
- © 2009 Screen Australia Limited, Film Victoria, The Premium Movie Partnership, Filmfest Limited and Balibo Film Pty Limited.