Democracy Now! Talks to Timorese Traveling Home to Independence

May 13, 2002


Twenty-eight passengers sit in a propeller plane on the tarmac in Darwin, Australia, waiting to begin the one-hour flight to East Timor. Each person on the plane has a special story to tell on these days leading up to Independence: a painful tale of exile, a joyful story of return. It has been years since many have set foot in their home country. With their return, they bring hope, anticipation, loss, resilience, and joy.

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