Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Balibo


Indonesia back to repeat the history of the prohibition of artificial film from abroad.

This time, the premiere of the controversial film 'Balibo Five' by director, Robert Connolly, did not get canceled because isin Film Censorship Institution (LSF).


'Balibo Five' to tell the killing of five Australian journalists in East Timor (now Timor Leste) in 1975.

The film was released in Australia earlier this year, just a week before the Australian Police (AFP) announced it would reopen the case of alleged cases of war crimes on August 20, 2009.

According to Australia, Gary Cunningham, Malcolm Rennie, Greg Shackleton, Tony Stewart, and Brian Peters allegedly executed by military special forces in October 1975. The goal, so they do not broadcast the details of the Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

In contrast, for Indonesia Balibo case has been completed. The government long ago have declared no murders, five journalists were killed in a shootout between the TNI and the pro-independence forces in East Timor. Balibo case, for Indonesia, has been closed.

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