The Diplomat


1h 21m 2000

Brief Synopsis

An intimate and engaging portrait of East Timorese Independence leader and Nobel Prize recipient, Jose Ramos Horta. This is a close look at Horta, the diplomat, unwilling politician and freedom fighter. Far from perfect, Horta emerges as a charismatic, intelligent and witty guerrilla. The film spans

Film Details

Also Known As
Diplomat
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Australian Film Commission (AFC); NSW Film & Television Office; Screen Nsw

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m

Synopsis

An intimate and engaging portrait of East Timorese Independence leader and Nobel Prize recipient, Jose Ramos Horta. This is a close look at Horta, the diplomat, unwilling politician and freedom fighter. Far from perfect, Horta emerges as a charismatic, intelligent and witty guerrilla. The film spans two crucial years in Horta's struggle for his country, beginning in 1998 at the first East Timorese National Convention in Lisbon and culminating with the amazing events of 1999.

Film Details

Also Known As
Diplomat
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Australian Film Commission (AFC); NSW Film & Television Office; Screen Nsw

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Golden Maile Award for Best Documentary at the 2000 Hawaii International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States March 2001

Released in United States June 2001

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 9-23, 2000.

Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival (in competition) November 3-19, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) November 1-16, 2000.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.

Shown at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City (Walter Reade) June 15-28, 2001.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 9-23, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at Hawaii International Film Festival (in competition) November 3-19, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (World Cinema) November 1-16, 2000.)

Released in United States March 2001 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City (Walter Reade) June 15-28, 2001.)