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The Screen Guide

Set during East Timor's 1999 referendum and its horrifying aftermath, ANSWERED BY FIRE is an exploration of first-world intervention in third-world traumas. Canadian Julie Fortin, Australian Mark Waldman and Timorese Ismenio Soares are brought together by the UN's effort to give the Timorese a voice. When the UN evacuates, Mark and Julie are forced to abandon Ismenio and his family. Haunted by guilt, the two Westerners return to Timor.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Cast
David Wenham - Isabelle Blais - Alex Tilman - Fatima Almelda - Damien Garvey - Ron White
Production Completion
2006
Co-Production
Australia/Canada Co-Production
Production Company
Muse Entertainment Enterprises  Terra Rossa Pictures  Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier Productions Pty Limited
International Sales
Power Entertainment Media Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Sydney Morning Herald
    (2006)
  • AWGIE Awards
    (2006)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (2006)
  • Australian Cinematographers Society Queensland
    (2006)