Close to Home – A Documentary set in Timor-Leste

Close to Home -60 mins Documentary

A one hour documentary set in Timor-Leste, one of our closest neighbours.

Essential viewing for every ‘wanna be’ NGO worker or volunteer abroad.

Like so many ‘been everywhere done everything’ Baby Boomers, 60 year old Anne Tindall wants to make a difference in the world before she dies. She’s obsessed with the idea that ordinary people can do extraordinary things, can actually change the world ‘if they can just get off their fat arses and do something!’

So to ‘dip her toe in the water’ she heads off to a country very CLOSE TO HOME- Timor-Leste.
Dragging her filmmaker husband of 42 years with her…to document her grassroots ‘world changing’ moments, Anne takes us on a journey of discovery about other people, other cultures, other experiences; that ultimately reveals more about ourselves, our own attitudes and shortcomings.

Timor-Leste, with one of the highest infant and maternal death rates in the world, and a country still struggling with ongoing post conflict anxiety proves to be difficult and confronting.

This is a delightful story filled with ups and downs and poignant moments that ultimately concludes, that ‘if we want to make a change in the world, we must first change ourselves!’

It’s a colourful, insightful story that slowly arrives; never preaches; that there is in fact no “OTHER;” there is only us! Fellow human beings struggling to find real freedom in our daily lives.

Email: Anne Tindall –
P.O. Box 1003 Windsor Vic. 3181