Report – By Pacific Media Watch
British cameraman and film maker Max Stahl risked his life 23 years ago to record Indonesian troops shooting and beating to death scores of young people in the Santa Cruz cemetery in the Timor-Leste capital of Dili.
He buried the footage of the 12 November 1991 massacre in the cemetery before retrieving it later that night and smuggling it out to show the world.
It was one of the most horrifying scenes ever to be recorded on tape and ultimately led to Indonesia relinquishing control and Timor-Leste becoming independent in 2002. Read more »