No parent should have to bury their child. But Mrs Stewart couldn’t even attend the burial. When her son Tony, a 21-year-old Melbourne sound recordist with Channel 7, was murdered with four others in Balibo, East Timor, many questions were left unanswered. So will a new inquiry – more than 30 years after the fact – bring answers, or just stir up memories best left forgotten?
Based on the shocking true story of the Balibo Five, National Interest is a powerful account of the injustice felt by the families left behind, as told by someone who knows only too well – Tony’s cousin, playwright Aidan Fennessy.
Warning: contains course language and strobe lighting.
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Key Photography by Marcel Aucar, Production Photography by Gary Marsh.
Season Launch video by Josh Burns.