How 'Balibo' Distorts History

  title={How 'Balibo' Distorts History},
  author={P. W. Cleary},
Robert Connolly's feature film 'Balibo' on the murder of six Australian journalists in Balibo, East Timor in 1975 is a largely a work of fiction, the author argues. A list of events in the film that are fiction is provided. In addition, the author argues, the film focuses only on the Indonesian militia's violence and ignores the support of Australia and the US for the invasion of East Timor.