8:30pm – Sunday, January 15 on ABC1
East Timor, 1975. As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian-based journalists go missing.
Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic Jose Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men.
As East’s determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifies and an unlikely friendship develops between the last foreign correspondent in East Timor and the man who will become President.
Balibo is Robert Connolly’s controversial film about the deaths of ‘The Balibo Five’ and Roger East; a political thriller that presents a radically different perspective to the official version of the events of 1975.