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Other CAVR products

Public hearing books
CAVR held eight public hearings in Dili between November 2002 and March 2004 as part of its truth-seeking mandate. Books on three of these hearings (Women, Famine, Massacres) have been published in Tetum, English and Indonesian and a Portuguese edition is in the pipeline.More...

Dalan ba Dame (Road to Peace) Video
Dalan ba Dame is a deeply moving account of Timor 's turbulent passage to peace and freedom from Portuguese times to 1999. It is the people's perspective from the ground in Timor . Most of the film comprises graphic accounts by ordinary Timorese of their suffering and struggles. These are supported by archival footage.

Dalan ba Dame is in Tetum and runs for 144 minutes. It is available in DVD with sub-titles in Portuguese, English and Indonesian. Some VCD copies are also available, in Tetum only.

Dalan ba Dame Audio Version
This is a CD of the sound-track of the CAVR film Dalan ba Dame (Road to Peace). The CD presents the history of Timor-Leste until 1999 in the words of ordinary Timorese based on interviews conducted by CAVR and testimony given at CAVR public hearings.More...

Hear Our Voices
This small book comprises photos of East Timorese who shared their stories of pain and suffering with CAVR. Beautifully photographed by the Indonesian photographer Poriaman Sitanggang, the collection also includes short statements by these victims about their ideas for the future in Timor-Leste. Text is in Tetum and English. More...

The Comarca Balide Prison: A 'Sacred Building'
A short history of the former colonial prison in Dili that was rehabilitated in 2002 with Japanese funding and used by the CAVR as its national headquarters. More..

The History of Timor-Leste in Posters
A collection in book form of CAVR's much admired historical poster series. The series depict in full colour collage format the history of Timor-Leste from Portuguese times to 1999. Each of the 20 posters is accompanied by a brief commentary in Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian and English. Ideal for teaching Timor's history. More..


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