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Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (1994)

Documentary of the events that occurred in the East Timor genocide during 1990-91.


David Munro


John Pilger
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Credited cast:
John Pilger ... Host / Interviewer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Clark Alan Clark ... Self (former British Defence Minister)
James Dunn James Dunn ... Self (former Australian consul in East Timor)
Gareth Evans Gareth Evans ... Self (Australian Foreign Affairs Minister)
Abel Guterres Abel Guterres ... Self (Timorese exile)
José Ramos Horta ... Self (Timorese Foreign Minister, in exile)
C. Philip Liechty C. Philip Liechty ... Self (senior CIA officer in Indonesia)
Konis Santana Konis Santana ... Self (Commander, Timorese resistance)
Shirley Shackleton Shirley Shackleton ... Self (wife of murdered reporter)
Mário Soares Mário Soares ... Self (President of Portugal) (as Dr. Mario Soares)
Sir Alan Thomas Sir Alan Thomas ... Self (head, British Defence Sales)
Nugroho Wisnumurti Nugroho Wisnumurti ... Self (Indonesian ambassador to UN)
Richard Woolcott Richard Woolcott ... Self (former Australian ambassador to Indonesia)


Documentary of the events that occurred in the East Timor genocide during 1990-91.

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The sensational expose of the complicity of Britain, USA and Australia in the continuing genocide in East Timor.



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Some more great and eye-opening reporting from Pilger
30 July 2020 | by Jeremy_UrquhartSee all my reviews

John Pilger is an absolute legend, and I don't know how I went through 25 years of my life before I heard of him. He's the perfect journalist- the kind that can give you faith that not everyone in the reporting business is swayed and controlled by, well- the 'business' side of things.

This one is 75 minutes instead of 60, as suggested here? Or maybe I watched a longer cut. Anyway it's very good, and perfectly explained a horrible series of events in a way that you can understand, even if you've never really heard about it before.

Like most of his stuff, it's heavy, sad, and a little visually flat (which holds it back, when critiqued as a documentary), but it's fantastic reporting and a good, in-depth retelling of some tragic events, so recommended for documentary fans with a strong stomach (contains many graphic photos and some pretty horrific eyewitness accounts from survivors).

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