Where the Sun Rises

A documentary that explores the roots and situation of a recently independent Timor-Leste through the musings of its first president, Xanana Gusmao.

  • Director: Grace Phan
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2008-D-1171
  • Subtitles: English,Bahasa Indonesia,French,Portuguese
  • Release Year: 2006
  • Producer: Grace Phan
  • Language: English, Indonesian, Portuguese
  • Production Country: Singapore, Timor-Leste

Cast List:

  • N.A


  • Writer - Grace Phan
  • Associate Producter - Edmond Wong
  • Archive & Additional Footgae - Kirsty Sword-Gusmao, FALITNTIL Archives, Talking Heads Production, RTTL Radio Televizaun Timor Leste, Lyndal Barry
  • Poems - Xanana Gusmao, Esperancas Rasgadas, Avo Crocodilo
  • Security - Abilio dos Santos, Acacio Monteiro, Adolfo Soares, Anselmus Lesukehi, Luis Vieira, Jose Marques Cabral, Tomas Fernandes, Paulo Assis Belo, Olavio Mendes, Arcanjo Rosa, Cassiano da C. Oliveira, Johnny Baubosa, Sabino Ximenes, Francisco Maknohan, Joao Ximenes, J.M.B. Soares, Marcus Lopes
  • Drivers - Domingos, Armando Goncalves
  • Legal Advisors - Samuel Seow Law Corporation


  • Themes - freedom, war, independence, democracy, resistance
  • Countries - Timor Leste
  • Personalities - Xanana Gusmao
  • People - President

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