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Punitive Damage

  • Release Date: May 16, 1999
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 17 min.
  • Genres: Documentary


A small nation who have been the subject of an ongoing tragedy since 1975, East Timor is located between Australia and Indonesia and for years was under Portuguese rule. When Portugal's military dictatorship collapsed in 1975, many in Timor expected to finally gain independence. However, the nation was instead forcibly taken over by the Indonesians, with the support of Australia and the United States; Indonesian forces have often used torture and mass murder to maintain control and eliminate opposition...more