Building peace in the minds of men and women

On the Birth of a Nation: Turning points

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-25

The Max Stahl collection of audiovisual documents on the Birth of the Nation of Timor Leste consists of  documents considered the key record of events which transformed the fate of a community far from the centres of power and of normal interests in a common cause of communities across the world. These images and documentary stories of the story of a new nation born in part due to their transmission across millions of screens of the sufferings on a scale which few could imagine. Timor Leste is the first nation to liberate itself through the power of audiovisual images. In the last century audiovisual media enabled a global voice to those who never before had the education or the opportunity to communicate. . Timor Leste was a landmark in this development.

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