“The anguished voices of the dead, the dying and those left behind might yet be heard – and justice may yet catch up with Sri Lanka’s war criminals.” – Callum Macrae
Carefully evidenced and powerfully measured, ‘No Fire Zone’ is a feature length film about the final awful 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 ever recorded.
Footage which is nothing less than direct evidence of war crimes, summary execution, torture and sexual violence.
This was supposed to be a war conducted in secret. The Government excluded the international press, forced the UN to leave the war zone and ruthlessly silenced the Sri Lankan media: literally dozens of media workers were killed, exiled or disappeared. While the world looked away in the first few months of 2009 around 40,000 to 70, 000 civilians were massacred – mostly by Sri Lankan government shelling – though the Tamil Tigers also stand accused of war crimes.
The theme of silence and secrecy continues in Malaysia. The Malaysian government intervened and attempted to stop the screening of this documentary in early July, arrested and continues to harass the organizers of this screening. We believe that the truth should not be silenced and this documentary will be screened once more on the 25th of July 2013.
Date: 25 July 2013
Venue: Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH)
Entry is free
For further information, please contact Michelle Yesudas at 012 259 9237 or [email protected]