ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Elaine Briere is an award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist. Her photographs have appeared in the Globe & Mail, the New York Review, Canadian Geographic, Amnesty International, and Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Switzerland). She has exhibited in Holland, Sweden, Australia, Japan, the USA and the 2006 World Urban Forum. East Timor, Testimony was published in 2004 by Between the Lines.

Bitter Paradise: The Sell-out of East Timor won Best Political Documentary at the l997 HOT DOCS! film festival. Her work is collected by the Visual Heritage Division of the National Archives of Canada and she is a recipient of the Order of East Timor. Her current film, Haiti Betrayed was released in May 2018.