Sat, 9 September 2006
5 Mb. 14 mins mono
A simulated interview with the voices of Warwick Fry and Marie Cameron (as Ana Pessoa) translating from the Portugese. In an interview with the Portugese magazine "Expresion", Ana Pessoa, a senior Minister in the Fretilin government of East Timor expressed her misgivings about the an Australian intervention in East Timor a month before the resignation of the then Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri. Until recently, the background to the destabilisation of East Timor went unreported in the Australian press, and the blame unthinkingly laid on Mari Alkatiri. A recent SBS Dateline documentary, led by John Martinkus, finally gives Alkatiri his voice, and seems to vindicate him, supporting suggestions that he was 'set up' by foreign interests. Much of the Dateline documentary follows the lines of investigation indicated by this interview with Ana Pessoa.