LTTE's Television unit releases film in NE

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 December 2002, 14:22 GMT]
"Nitharsanam" television unit of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for the first time is to release a film called "Kadaloorakkatrukkal" (A wind along the coast) in all the eight districts of the northeast province simultaneously on December 31. "The film depicts the sufferings of people of the northeast coast and traces the history of Tamil freedom struggle," said Mr.Veera, a Nitharsanam official at an event held at Trincomalee New Silver Star Hotel Thursday evening.

The LTTE Trincomalee district political head Mr.Tilak, Trincomalee town LTTE political head Mr. Rajesh and other leading citizens and businessmen attended the event.

VeeraMr.Veera said "Nitharsanam TV unit has lost more than fifty qualified cameramen and technicians during the war when filming several battles side by side with fighting Tiger cadres against the Sri Lankan armed forces in land and sea." Several battles fought by the LTTE have been recorded in documents and films for the future generations.

"Now Nitharsanam is working on a project filming sacrifices made by people along with Tigers in every district in Thamil Eelam during the twenty year old war. "Kadaloorakkatrukkal" is the first in this series. We need the support of Tamils to continue our effort in this regard," he said.

He said, "please do not compare our films with South Indian cinematic films. Our cameras have recorded the real lives of our people and Tiger cadres in the battlefields.

"Tamils have now been recognized in the world as people with self respect. The opportune moment has come for us to record our struggle in our land and the experiences of our people in the war torn zone. We should not miss this opportunity," said Mr.Veera.

Trinco TEEDOR headMr.Tharman, Trincomalee district head of the Tamileelam Economic Development Organization ( TEEDOR) presided. The film depicts the sufferings of coastal people of northeast and the sacrifice made by our fighters in the war," said Mr.Tharman.

"Tiger martyrs should be remembered by our people. These films will serve as historical records for our future generations," said Mr.Tharman.

 

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