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Film Screening of 'Sri Lanka: The Search for Justice'


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September 11, 2015 | 2:00 AM EDT
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While the world looked away as many as 70 thousand civilians lost their lives, most at the hands of...

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No Fire Zone sheds light on the military offensive in the final months of the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war, documenting summary execution, torture and sexual violence with direct evidence recorded by both victims and perpetrators. Image by Callum Macrae. Sri Lanka.

Join filmmaker Callum Macrae on Friday, Sept. 11, for a New York screening of Sri Lanka: The Search for Justice, his latest documentary on the final bloody days of the Sri Lankan civil war.

The 30-minute film comes from the team behind the Emmy-nominated feature-length documentary No Fire Zone who are credited with playing a key role in convincing the international community to take action over the Sri Lankan massacres of 2009, in which tens of thousands of Tamil civilians died. Release of the shorter documentary coincides with the long anticipated publication of the international war crimes investigation into the massacres, ordered by the United Nations Human Rights Council 18 months ago in Geneva.

Under the campaign slogan, #LetThemBeHeard, the new film – containing graphic video evidence of the war crimes and massacres – is addressed to members of the Human Rights Council. It calls on the international community to listen to the voices of the Tamil victims who are calling for an international accountability process to ensure truth and justice.

Prior to the New York screening, Macrae took Sri Lanka: The Search for Justice on an international preview tour through five Latin American countries – Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Mexico. The film will travel to Washington, DC, and then Geneva, where it will be screened in the Palais de Nation, the Human Rights Council's headquarters.

Watch the trailer for his earlier film, No Fire Zone.

Friday, September 11
2:00 pm
Human Rights Watch
Empire State Building
350 5th Avenue
34th Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10001

RSVP: Shayna Bauchner, bauchns[at]





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