Colonialism and independence in East Timor

July 6, 2016 -- Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- Jose Da Costa looks at the history of colonisation in East Timor and the situation today following 16 years of formal independence. Da Costa was 18 years old when he came to Australia by boat in 1995 seeking political asylum from East Timor. He is a teacher, actor and co-founder of Dili Film Works. This talk was filmed at the May 2016 Socialism for the 21st Century conference held in Sydney, which was organised by the Socialist Alliance and co-sponsored by Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal.