Mane Badiu (Vagabond)

Director: Bety Reis

Genre: Drama / Comedy

Duration: 10 min

Format: HD

Synopsis: East Timor’s first short drama film, Vagabond, is the story of a nasty dog restaurant owner who is redeemed. He is lucky in business but unlucky in love. He seeks the advice of a wise man and learns that his cruelty to dogs is causing his bad luck. The ancestors are not happy. He must find a dog and marry it to be free of the evil spirits that follow him. A hilarious short comedy that has screened to thousands throughout East Timor.

Festivals / Screenings: Cinema Lorosa’e (East Timor), Bella Union Theater (Melbourne).