Monthly Archives: October 2013

BEATRIZ’S WAR: TIMOR-LESTE’S FIRST FEATURE FILM

Also showing:  THE ACT OF KILLING – Saturday, 19 October 9pm PalaceNova Cinema 1 (Adelaide Film Festival)
Book through http://adelaidefilmfestival.org/tickets/
“In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Errol Morris (The Fog of War), the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.”

BEATRIZ’S WAR

Greetings

The film has been selected to compete in the Adelaide International Film Festival, a great honour.

Beatriz’s War will screen on Friday October 18 at 7pm and Saturday October 19 at 1.45pm.

Tickets for the two screenings can be booked online through the festival.

http://adelaidefilmfestival.org/tickets/

* There is also a FREE FORUM on Sunday, October 20 at 3pm, as part of the Festival of Ideas: “The Stories Behind Beatriz’s War” . VENUE: Bonython Hall (Changed from Saturday, 19th)

Many of the Timorese who made the film will be at the screening and the forum. Bety Reis (co-director), Irim Tolentino (writer & lead actor), Jose da Costa (producer & actor), Lurdes Pires (producer), Augusta Soares (actor) and other cast and crew will be at the screening and the festival of ideas
forum.

Here is some information about the screening. We’d love your support at the screenings and the forum.

Kind regards

Luigi Acquisto
Producer.

INFORMATION ABOUT BEATRIZ’S WAR

Dear Friends

‘A Guerra da Beatriz” is set to make cinematic history as Timor-Leste’s first ever feature film, an intensely moving love story set against the backdrop of the Indonesian invasion and the Kraras massacre of 1983. A big and heartfelt vote of “parabéns” (congratulations) to the cast and crew of this inspiring new film.’

Kirsty Sword Gusmao.

Beatriz’s War
Adelaide International Film Festival
Screens in Competition
Fri 18 Oct 7:00 PM Piccadilly Cinema 1
Sat 19 Oct 1:45 PM Palace Nova Cinema 1

This will be the film’s Australian premiere. Furthermore, the film has been selected into competition. This is a great honour for a nation’s first film as only twelve films from around the world have been selected for competition, including new films by Jim Jarmusch, Claire Denis, and Alejandro Jodorowsky. The film has also been selected for the prestigious International Film Festival of India, one of Asia’s major festivals.

So book now to see the Australian premiere of this historic film.

Please have a look at our website for more information:
www.aguerradabeatriz.com

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

Stella Zammataro & Lurdes Pires
Producers
A Guerra da Beatriz

FILM FUNDRAISER for WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE, TIMOR LESTE

Australia East Timor Friendship Association, SA Unions, the SA Working Women’s Centre & the APHEDA Union Aid Abroad Activist Group SA invite you to:
A FILM BENEFIT NIGHT
FOR TIMOR-LESTE’S WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE
SEE:
The Butler [CTC]
STARRING: FOREST WHITTAKER, VANESSA REDGRAVE & OPRAH WINFREY
Wednesday 6 November 2013
5.30pm: Drinks & Nibbles
Also hear: Milena Vilanova, a Board member of the WWC TL (who is currently living in Adelaide)
6.30pm: Film
Venue: CAPRI THEATRE
141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034

ADMISSION: Full Wage: $20; Concession: $15
Tickets are available from:
SA Unions: Phone: 8279 2222
AETFA: Andy Alcock: Phone: 83710480 Email: andyalcock@internode.on.net
SA WWC: Kate: Phone: 84106499
Email: wwc@wwc.org.au
APHEDA: Jan Schultz Phone: 8231 5532
Email:jschultz@sa.cfmeu.asn.au
Please pass this invite along your networks. Hope to see you there!
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BACKGROUND ON THE T-L WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE
In September 2011, APHEDA Union Aid Abroad was proud to help launch the Working Women’s Centre Timor-Leste – the first dedicated service for women to better access their employment rights and combat gender violence in the workplace in Timor-Leste.
The South Australian Working Women’s Centre is playing an important role in helping to establish this Centre.
The Timor Leste Working Women’s Centre educates and advocates on behalf of Timorese working women, including vulnerable domestic workers, for free.
Women of Timor-Leste have long held traditional roles in the home and many women are now seeking employment to help lift themselves and their families from chronic poverty. Timor-Leste is the poorest country in our region due to the illegal occupation by the Indonesian military, which was responsible for wiping out 1/3rd of the population, committing gross human rights abuses and destroying 80% of the country’s infrastructure
About two-thirds of adult women have never attended school and employment opportunities for those without a formal education are limited.

Most of the work available to women in Timor-Leste is characterised by ‘informal’ workplace arrangements. Jobs are paid cash in hand, without negotiation on fair wages or conditions, such as working hours and basic leave entitlements.

In addition, women in informal work are unable to access existing or proposed Timorese social security schemes, and with an absence of occupational health and safety standards, some women are experiencing violence, harassment and other forms of coercion.
Recently established, the Centre needs your support so that it can continue to provide its excellent services to the working women of Timor Leste.
More details can be found on the APHEDA website: http://www.apheda.org.au/news/1339482027_5810.html

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327773/

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BACKGROUND ABOUT THE FILM
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.
Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood (article)
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Vanessa Redgrave
See the following websites for a trailer of and information about the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuojHqfe4Vk

Protests in Moresby and Melbourne against Unlawful Deportation

Posted on October 3, 2013 by traverser11

Seven West Papuan asylum seekers who were deported by the Australian government to Papua New Guinea after arriving in the Torres Strait last week have refused an ultimatum to either be returned to West Papua or claim asylum in PNG. The group includes a ten year old child and a pregnant woman.

Jacob Mandobayan, spokesperson for the group, said today “This ultimatum is not a choice. We have no option to return to West Papua as we would be arrested or killed. If settled in PNG we are still not safe from persecution.”

West Papuan protester at DIAC in Melbourne on 1st of October

West Papuan protester at DIAC in Melbourne on 1st of October

“This is not a choice and its not a decision that we will be forced to make without legal representation. This is a decision that will decide the fate of our lives and the life of a child who is yet to be born. We have a right to be given time and legal representation in order to take further action” he continued.

To read article and for further stories visit:   http://freedomflotillawestpapua.org/