Return to East Timor
Photographs by
Jean-Marc Giboux
The Day of the Dead procession in Dili was the first Catholic celebration in free East Timor. Symbolically, it was a time to remember those who had died in the 25 years of struggle to achieve independence as well as to mark a new beginning for the country.

Maliana: a returning woman holds religious possessions that she has managed to keep during her exile from East Timor.

Day of the Dead ceremony - Maliana cemetery.