Breaking the News has been nominated for the National Film & Sound Archive Independent Spirit IF Award in the 2011 IF Awards. The awards will be announced on the 16th November and will be broadcast on SBS on 23rd November.
ABC-TV’s Newsline segment on Breaking the News, Reporting on East Timor was broadcast on ABC Asia Pacific and ABC’s Australian Networks. Newsline is now uploaded to Youtube.
The documentary had its Sydney premiere on Friday 7 October at the Antenna International Documentary Festival.
Filmed over four years in East Timor, Australia’s most-misunderstood neighbour, director Nicholas Hansen (RASH) brings us a cautionary tale about journalism in an age of spin and spectacle.
Breaking the News was executive produced by Sue Maslin and Daryl Dellora.
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