Speak out! – Truth & Justice in Indonesia and Timor-Leste 

Film screening and discussion – Monday, 13th December 2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. (Jakarta Time) / 7 – 8:30 pm. (Dili Time) / 11am. – 12:30 pm (Berlin Time) by Zoom, in English (Indonesian interpretation will be provided) 

10th of December is International Human Rights Day.

In celebration of this day, we cordially invite you to join our online discussion of the animated documentary shorts: Konta-sai and 8:45 by Asia Justice and Rights and launch of Watch Indonesia report “Human Rights in Indonesia and Timor-Leste 2020” 

The documentaries are the result of a year-long project by Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), Making the Right to Truth Tangible, which documented the stories of survivors of human rights violations both in Aceh, Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

Indonesia’s past human rights violations have not yet been sufficiently responded to, nor are current human rights violations adequately addressed. Impunity smears Indonesia’s human rights record. Similarly, in Timor-Leste, victims of past violations are still suffering due to unstable political situations. The survivors of human rights atrocities, especially women and survivors of sexualised violence are still struggling for recognition and reparation. What happens in societies in which impunity for human rights violations sends a signal to perpetrators to act legitimately and makes victims feel that their suffering is consistently ignored? And how is the government dealing with the demands of civil society and survivors to create effective mechanisms for truth, justice and reconciliation concerning (past) human rights violations in Aceh and Timor-Leste? 

Join our discussion in shedding light on these questions with: 

  • Indria Fernida (Asia Justice and Rights, Indonesia)
  • Manuela Leong Pereira (Asosiasaun Chega! Ba Ita, Timor-Leste)
  • Hendra Saputra (KontraS Aceh)


  • Christine Holike (Watch Indonesia!, Germany)

The event will be held in Bahasa Indonesia and Tetum with translation into English.

Zoom link and registration: https://bit.ly/SpeakOutTruthJustice

For further information about the film, please visit the website https://righttotruth.asia-ajar.org. And to watch the trailers: 

Konta-sai: https://youtu.be/aSPMeSAuLQA 

8:45        : https://youtu.be/UQ1zphHE8OU