Produced by Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier, Muse Ent. Enterprises, and Terra Rossa Pictures

Executive Producers: Roger Simpson, Mikael Borglund, Michael Prupas
Executive Producers: Barbara Samuels, Justin Bodle, Scott Meek
Producers: Roger Le Mesurier, Andy Walker
Writers: Barbara Samuels, Katherine Thomson
Director: Jessica Hobbs

Airing: May 2006 (ABC)

Set against the tumultuous lead-up to the 1999 referendum in East Timor and its horrifying aftermath, ANSWERED BY FIRE is a very personal exploration of first-world intervention in third-world traumas. Canadian RCMP officer Zoe Brennan, Australian Federal Policeman Mark Waldman and a young East Timorese translator named Ismenio Soares are brought together by the UN's fateful effort to give the Timorese a voice in their own future. In the chaotic run-up to the vote, these initially reluctant partners become real friends. But when the UN evacuates in the post-ballot rampage, Mark and Zoe are forced to abandon Ismenio and his family to a nightmarish fate. Haunted by guilt, the two westerners each find their way back to Timor, driven to make amends to the people they tried - and failed - to protect. (2 x 90 mins / 4 x 45 min)
David WenhamMark Waldman
Isabelle BlaisJulie Fortin
Alex TilmanIsmenio Soares
Damien GarveyRon Nestovic
Tara MoriceHelen Waldman
Toni ScanlanRobyn Bridekirk
Linda CropperLiz Savage
Fatima AlmeidaMadalena
Felisberto AraujoJoćo Soares
Jose De CostaSico Soares
Ron WhiteBill
Yul SastrawanAgus Nazara
Khairi RazzaaiLt Danarto
Deobia OpareiVictor
Sri SacdprascuthKomsan
Nick FarnellLiam
Jared RobinsenRCMP Officer
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