“One night I heard gun fire only a couple of
kilometers away. The sound got closer and I was told to take my Amaa, alin Alola and Avoo Feto to our hideout while Apaa and Avoo Mane got food. We huddled in the hideout all night but Apaa and Avoo Mane did not arrive. All night I worried and waited.”
It is World War II and East Timor has been
invaded by the Japanese. The men are taken prisoner. A young boy finds the prison camp and takes the men food, herbs and medicine.