The Díli premiere of East Timor’s first locally produced feature film, A Guerra da Beatriz (Beatriz’s War), takes place today, September 17, 2013. The love story spans the years of Indonesian occupation and beyond (1975 – 2009):
[confronting] the issues at the heart of modern East Timor: forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice.
The producers, FairTrade Film and Dili Film Works, relied on fundraising to make this film possible. A crowdfunding campaign was launched on indiegogo in early 2011 and a series of weekly film screenings (announced on the Facebook page of A Guerra da Beatriz) also helped to raise funds.