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TIME TO DRAW THE LINE

Year: 2016

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG

Runtime: 52 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Fabio Cavadini, Amanda King

Produced By: Fabio Cavadini, Amanda King

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NOW IN RELEASE FOR COMMUNITY SCREENINGS AND CINEMAS - for details and bookings visit
au.demand.film/time-to-draw-the-line/

DVD RELEASE IN APRIL 2017.

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VIEW TRAILER HERE: vimeo.com/188076808

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The world fell in love with East Timor when it was born as a new nation after 24 years of occupation and war. Australia’s International Force for East Timor (INTERFET) supported the Timorese to secure peace, following the 1999 carnage.

Yet the chilling story of Australia’s relationship with this new nation must be told, almost two decades later.

At issue are negotiations over a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea, an area rich in oil reserves. East Timor wants the boundary to be drawn at the median line, in accordance with international law, half way between the two countries.

Time to Draw the Line is an emotional study of Australia's long connection to East Timor revealing a chequered relationship of friendship and mistrust.

The film presents the campaign for a fair go for East Timor and that nation’s desire to settle its long-running maritime boundary dispute with Australia. Interviews include those Australians who are on the side (of the line) of the East Timorese and on the right side of history.

Time to Draw the Line is directed and produced by Amanda King and Fabio Cavadini with Associate Producers Ines de Almeida and Janelle Saffin.

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“A very passionate work, very moving … beautifully crafted” - Tom Zubrycki, filmmaker

“Time to Draw The Line' is essential viewing for understanding how the extraction of resources has, time after time, usurped our morals.” - Damon Gameau, actor ‘Balibo’, ‘That Sugar Film’

“It’s fantastic. A strong argument, but also a terrific study of a period of history too. Congratulations, it is a very significant work on this issue.” - Robert Connolly, director ‘Balibo’, 'Barracuda'

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