Film: Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor

Bitter Paradise

Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor is about the dark side of Canadian Foreign policy. It traces the political journey of Canadian photographer Elaine Brière from the villages of East Timor to the halls of the United Nations in an effort to find out Ottawa's rational for abandoning
the tiny nation of East Timor to corporate interests in Indonesia.

"For Canadians concerned about East Timor, BITTER PARADISE is the best single educational resource available."
-- Mark Achbar, co-director, MANUFACTURING CONSENT

"A raw, riveting, shame-inducing examination of a culture in extremis and the smug, exculpatory hypocrisy of those Canadians who serve as Faustian accomplices to an ongoing crime against humanity.... See it and weep for your country's dishonor in the name of greed and hypocrisy."
-- Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun

"The sort of provocative, passionate film that would never be financed or aired by a major network because it is not considered 'balanced' ....

Instead this angry, honest and valuable documentary critique of government, media and business calumny is relegated to a provincial educational network."
-- John Haslett Cuff, Globe and Mail


You can see an excerpt from Bitter Paradise by clicking on one of the links below.

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