Q & A: Xanana Gusmo

Xanana Gusmo has played many roles over the years: jailed dissident opposing Indonesia's subjugation of East Timor; jungle commander leading a rebellion against an occupation army; reluctant President heading a new nation still wracked by violence and poverty. Now, at 60, Gusmo is the subject of a documentary about his struggles to make East Timor independent and viable. Directed by Singaporean broadcast journalist Grace Phan, A Hero's Journey is a tale of forgiveness and reconciliation, and recently won Amnesty International's Movies that Matter Award. TIME's Jason Tedjasukmana talked with Gusmo about both the real and reel...

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