Closing Ceremony 1999 Exhibition

For the end of our latest exhibition “Memory ‘99” the Xanana Gusmão Reading Room are holding an event on the exhibition’s last day, Monday 4th September.

This exhibition at the Xanana Gusmão Reading Room is in memory of the events that took place in 1999 which opened the path to the restoration of independence for Timor-Leste!

The main feature of this exhibition is a collection of memories from ordinary people. We asked the Timorese public to bring in a piece of their history from 1999. These stories represent different experiences from the Timorese at that time. This event will include some activities in the day time such as youth discussions with guest speakers from CNC and Centro Audiovisual Max Stahl Timor-Leste at 10 am and then from 3 pm activities for children and youth.

On the evening of the 4th there will be a premiere of Centro Audiovisual Max Stahl Timor-Leste’s new documentary movie called “Reconciliation, Part One”, along with some guest speakers and food to share. Registration will begin at 5:30, introduction/welcome speeches from 5:45 and then the movie will start at 6:30 running for 1 hour. The evening will finish with comments from the audience and some food to share.

Come along to this event and bring your friends and family!