Recreating true-life events, Balibo tells the story of five Australian-based journalists who bore witness to the atrocities wrought by Indonesian forces during the invasion of tiny, unprotected East Timor.
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I would like to dedicate this movie to the 180000 Timorese who lost their life in the Indonesian Invasion of Timor and all the fearless Journalists all over the world and to the filmmakers who work towards bringing stories that either the world did not
care for or tries hard to forget…..
Well told, well acted, well received. Shaky and sneaky camera suits the story of the five Australian journalists killed in East Timor during the invasion by Indonesia. You can feel the stifling heat of the locations in this thrilling adventure in history.
though i cannot comment on the historical accuracy it still is a good movie based on the indonesian invasion of east timor which, like most places condescendingly dubbed unimportant, isn't that well known.