The world fell in love with East Timor when it was born as a new nation after 25 years of turmoil and war. Australia’s peace keeping force helped with its peaceful transition into nationhood.
"Time To Draw the Line" is an emotional search of Australia's long connection to East Timor reveals a chequered relationship of friendship and courage, mistrust and betrayal.
Australia has negotiated permanent maritime boundaries with every country in its region - except East Timor. At issue is an area in the Timor Sea, rich in oil reserves. East Timor wants the boundary to be drawn at the median line, half way between the two countries. Australia refuses to negotiate.
Through interviews, archival footage, and conversations with a diverse cross section of Australians, this film unravels this contemporary David and Goliath story.