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“No Fire Zone” Screening In India

Press Release

21 February, 2013

Screening of powerful documentary on Sri Lankan war crimes - ‘No Fire Zone’, for the first time in India. A glimpse of the explosive follow-up from the makers of “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields”

The most-awaited follow-up documentary on Sri Lankan war crimes, “No Fire Zone”, from the makers of the explosive documentary “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields”, is all set to be revealed in India for the first time.

Amnesty India, the global Human Rights Movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights, will facilitate the screening of this story of war crimes committed during the end of the Sri Lankan civil war.

“Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” was the first piece of riveting and explosive documentary evidence into the alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government.

“No fire zone” is a powerful follow-up film taking the narrative forward in exposing war excesses during the final months of ethnic civil war in Sri Lanka.

A 20-min screening of “No Fire Zone” will be followed by an interaction with the makers of the film, London-based Callum Macrae and Zoe Sale. This shall then be followed by a panel discussion on Sri Lankan war crimes: The Need for Accountability and the way forward.

Venue: Constitution Club
Date: Feb 22, 2013
Registration: 4 – 4.30 pm
Screening: 4.30 – 5 pm
Duration of screening: 20 minutes
Panel discussion: 5 pm onwards

· G Ananthapadmanabhan, Chief Executive, Amnesty India
· Callum Macrae, Director, “No Fire Zone”
· M R Narayan Swamy, Chief News Editor, IANS, New Delhi
· Professor P. Sahadevan, Professor of South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Moderator: Zoe Sale, Producer, “No Fire Zone”

A brief on “No Fire Zone”:

The three decades long Sri Lankan civil conflict, which ended in mid-2009 with the defeat of the LTTE, is ranked as one of South Asia’s most intractable and bloody conflicts. In the last few days of the war alone an estimated 40,000 Tamil civilians died and thousands went missing. Some suggest the real figure may be far higher.
Carefully evidenced and powerfully measured feature length film ‘No Fire Zone’ documents the final awful months of the Sri Lankan civil war as told by the people who lived through it. The film – by the Nobel Peace prize nominated team which made the TV documentary Sri Lanka's Killing Fields - is a meticulous and chilling expose of some of the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity of recent times.

Please direct media queries to Durga Nandini, Media Officer – 9711994035, durga.nandini@amnesty.org.in





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