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The diplomat

Code: 
a17
Director: 
Tom Zubrycki
Producer: 
Film Australia
Cast: 
José Ramos Horta, Ali Alatas, Bill Clinton
Subtitles: 
Italian
Screenplay: 
Wilson da Silva, Tom Zubrycki
Release date: 
2000
Runtime: 
81'
Language: 
English
Location: 
DVD cabinet sala toscana Prato
Number of copies: 
1 DVD, 1 VHS
Awards: 
2001 Wine Country Film Festival, Winner - Margrit & Robert Mondavi Prize; Real: Life on Film Documentary Film Festival, Winner - AAV Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking; One World 2001: International Human Rights Film Festival, Winner - Rudolf Vrba Award; Berlin International Film Festival, Screened in International Forum; 2000  AFI Awards, Winner - Best Documentary and Best Direction in a Documentary; Austcare Media Awards, Winner - TV Category and Overall Winner; Hawaii International Film Festival, Winner - Golden Maile Award for Best Documentary; Melbourne International Film Festival, Voted Most popular documentary by the audience
Synopsis: 
For 24 years East Timor's freedom fighter and Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos Horta campaigned to secure independence for his country, a Portuguese colony invaded by Indonesia in 1975. “The Diplomat” takes up Ramos Horta's story in the final dramatic stages of his long journey - the fall of Indonesia's President Suharto, the referendum to determine East Timor's future, the overwhelming vote for independence, the devastating carnage that ensued, the intervention of United Nations peacekeepers, and Ramos Horta's final triumphant return to his homeland.