Film: Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor
Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor is about the dark side
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
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
-- 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
-- John Haslett Cuff, Globe and Mail
Award: BEST POLITICAL DOCUMENTARY, HOT DOCS 1997
You can see an excerpt from Bitter Paradise by clicking on one of the links below.