This Movie is no longer available here.

Request Online Screening

Starting From Zero| 52mins
Director: Fabio Cavadini & Amanda King | Producer: Dai Le & Amanda King
Focus Years: 2001 | Country: Australia
Subject Tags: asia, australia, east timor, governance, politics, poverty
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
"Starting From Zero" is a story about three people exiled from East Timor in their youth. Twenty-four years later, they’ve returned to their shattered homeland to contribute to its reconstruction. Meet Ines Almeida, Lola dos Reis and Jacinto Tinocu – three Australian-East Timorese – who are now embarking on arguably the most challenging experience of their lives. This documentary provides an intimate insight into these individuals as they juggle their aspirations and expectations within two different cultural experiences. Ines is media relations officer to Xanana Gusmao, President of the East Timorese interim government body during the United Nations mandate. While Jacinto searches for his extended family, he finds a job promoting Portuguese Government programs. Lola is the only Timorese to hold the position of director of an international aid agency.

Send funds to team of this film/project:
NOTE: 100% of your funds are sent directly from here.

Contact/inquire about this film-project:

Amanda King



This storyteller has yet to share/set a wallet for the direct fund transfers.

Shall we send an email request on your behalf?

Human Life:
Human Community:
Human Exploration:

The online film archive supports schools, universities, NGOs and other civil-service organizations across the globe on the principle of gift-economy. Watch films (documentaries, short films, talks & more) and promote filmmakers. Join this community of soulful storytellers from myriad cultures, in their mission to promote global consciousness. Empower their willful hearts, who see the future to be united and harmonious, who aspire for the wellbeing of all. Support learning about the ‘self’, culture, nature and the eternal soul – the evolution of life.
Support the humanity in the process of becoming ‘that’...

© 2023 Culture Unplugged. Serving Since 2007.
Promoting our collective consciousness through stories from across the planet!

Consciousness Matters!