Time to Draw the Line

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Time to Draw the Line

Time To Draw The Line is an emotional study of Australia’s long connection to Timor-Leste revealing a chequered relationship of friendship and betrayal

Year: 2016

Duration: 58 minutes

Genre: Documentary

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Director: Amanda King & Fabio Cavadini

The world fell in love with Timor-Leste when it was born as a new nation after 25 years of turmoil and war. Australia’s peace keeping force helped with its peaceful transition into nationhood. Now, over a decade later, the dark story of Australia’s relationship with this new nation must be told. TIME TO DRAW THE LINE presents the campaign for a fair go for East Timor and that nation’s desire to settle its long-running maritime boundary dispute with Australia. Interviews include those Australians who are on the side (of the line) of the East Timorese and on the right side of history. "It’s fantastic. A strong argument, but also a terrific study of a period of history too. Congratulations, it is a very significant work on this issue". Robert Connolly, Director ‘Balibo’ 'Barracuda'. The film will also screen with the animated documentary short, Jose’s Story - Jose Nia Istória.