Rosa's Journey - The Story of a Nation

2008, 52 Minutes

Rosa’s Journey - The Story of a Nation

The journey of independent East Timor through the eyes of a remarkable and resilient woman. Following the acclaimed documentary East Timor - Birth of a Nation, Rosa's Journey picks up the story of young East Timorese widow Rosa Martins and her family seven years after independence. Unlike the celebratory climate of 2000, life in East Timor is violent and democracy fragile as one of the world's youngest nations faces an uncertain future.

A Screen Australia National Interest Program in association with Abracadabra Films. Produced in association with SBS Independent. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

For Teachers

Level: Secondary, Tertiary

Curriculum links include SOSE/HSIE, Politics, International Studies, Asian Studies, Asian History, English, Media Studies.

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See Also

Dili's New Street Cops, Diplomat, The (Feature Version), East Timor - Birth of a Nation