Washington film fest features Sri Lanka massacre, No Fire Zone

[TamilNet, Friday, 20 September 2013, 11:59 GMT]
"Please join us for our Pulitzer Center film festival featuring the beautifully crafted and heart-wrenching film, “No Fire Zone.” Carefully evidenced and powerfully measured, "No Fire Zone" is a feature length film about the final months of the 26 year long Sri Lankan civil war told by the people who lived through it. It is a meticulous and chilling expose of some of the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity of recent times - told through the extraordinary personal stories of a small group of characters and also through some of the most dramatic and disturbing video evidence of the conflict ever recorded," a publicity note ussed by the Pulitzer Center Film festival organizers said.

The film festival is labelled, "Global Crises, Human Stories" is a week-long celebration of reporting from around the world––featuring feature-length documentary films and shorts by award-winning Pulitzer Center journalists, such as "No Fire Zone": The true story of war crimes committed at the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009, the organizers said.

Directed by Callum Macrae, the film follows two highly influential documentaries on the same subject for the UK's Channel 4. The running time is 93 minutes, the leaflet said.

Tickets are on sale at http://www.westendcinema.com/, and the Friday, September 20, 5 pm; Monday, September 23, 3pm; and Wednesday, September 25, 7 pm.

Recently Malaysian government charged a Human Rights official for screening the film in Kuala lampur.


Related Articles:
24.02.12   Channel-4 wins trophy for Sri Lanka's war-crimes documentary
25.10.11   Channel-4 complied with broadcasting code, UK regulator rule..
05.10.11   "Sri Lanka's Killing Fields" to be screened at EU Parliament..
16.07.11   US Congressman: "Gruesome example of Humans at their worst"


External Links:
NFZ: No Fire Zone
PC: Malaysian Police Raid Screening of “No Fire Zone”

 

Latest 15 Reports
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
05.01.21 07:08  
TNPF's reluctance, NGO-meddling pose challenges to formulating joint Tamil demands to UN: Shivaji
06.12.20 15:44   Photo
Colombo’s brutal suppression of Tamil Heroes’ Day counter-productive to stated objectives: Tamil MP
27.11.20 16:44   Photo
Occupied Tamil Eelam marks Heroes' Day indoors, SL military detains seminary principal
16.11.20 18:45  
China launches world’s biggest regional trade agreement without Indian participation
31.10.20 10:58  
Tamils risk Kashmir-like status revocation if Gota continues Trinco military cooperation with US
06.10.20 11:40  
Poet Pulamaipithan who championed Tamil Eelam solidarity in Tamil Nadu turns 85
28.09.20 23:19   Photo
Muslims join Tamils opposing Colombo's suppression of Thileepan Remembrance in North
27.09.20 12:05   Photo
Tamils unify to mark Thileepan Remembrance, brave Colombo's suppression of memorialisation
26.09.20 09:10   Photo
Commemorating sacrifices of Tamil struggle is an inalienable right, not a subject for ‘SL permission’
25.09.20 22:08   Photo
South Asia mourns SPB's demise
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=36677