Screening East-Timorese Women and History in Timor-Leste’s Beatriz’War

« Screening East-Timorese Women and History in Timor-Leste’s Beatriz’War » by Vannessa Hearman in Gender and History, vol. 30, n° 2, April 2018

Timor-Leste’s first feature film, A Guerra da Beatriz (Beatriz’s War) depicts the lives of a group of girls and women, survivors of a village massacre, during the Indonesian occupation of what was then known as East Timor. Beatriz’s War, a political melodrama, focuses on women’s resistance to Indonesian rule. The film recasts the meanings of resistance, examining how it occurs at an everyday level and how such quotidian acts of resistance have been rendered invisible over the course of a long struggle for self-determination by categories such as hero, traitor and victim. The film also plays an important role in contributing to a visual history of the new nation of Timor Leste.

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