”The killing fields of Sri Lanka” director to raise £10,000 pounds to bring out the updated version to play it in the UNHRC.

Dear Tamils,

Help the “No Fire Zone – The killing fields of Sri Lanka” director to raise £10,000 pounds to bring out the updated version to play it in the UNHRC.

We must use every resources to fight for our Justice, Peace and freedom of our Tamils in Tamil Eelam.

”No Fire Zone is one of the most chilling documentaries I’ve watched…. This documentary raises very serious questions that the Sri Lankan government must answer about what it did to protect innocent civilians.”
David Cameron, UK Prime Minister.

Thank you,
S. Yogalingam TGTE MP

No Fire Zone has been updated, expanded and incorporates dramatic new evidence. Now it needs your help to be seen around the world.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/599171067/2015-no-fire-zone-impact-distribution-project

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/599171067/2015-no-fire-zone-impact-distribution-project

No Fire Zone has been updated, expanded and incorporates dramatic new evidence. Now it needs your help to be seen around the world.

Please donate whatever you can to our Kickstarter appeal and help the continuing campaign for justice in Sri Lanka
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“No Fire Zone is the only film that gives me faith in journalism. It’s not only the most important account of what happened to the Tamils, it’s actually become part of the fabric of their history.” 
M.I.A Musician and Artist.

”No Fire Zone is one of the most chilling documentaries I’ve watched…. This documentary raises very serious questions that the Sri Lankan government must answer about what it did to protect innocent civilians.”
David Cameron, UK Prime Minister.

Dear S.Yogalingam,
I am writing to you for two reasons.  Firstly because two years ago, when we ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to make sure our film No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka was seen around the world, you were kind and generous enough to donate.

I hope you feel that the impact the film achieved – with your help – vindicated your decision to donate.  If you take a look at the two quotes above – from two very different people – it is a testimony to the fact that we did begin to bring the truth about the terrible crimes in those few months in 2009 to the attention of the world. Some people have even suggested that the film had a critical role in convincing the UN to launch the international inquiry.

Secondly, we are at a cross-roads in the campaign for truth, justice and political solutions. It has never been more important to keep the search for truth and justice at the forefront of the international agenda.  That is why we are launching a new updated and expanded version of No Fire Zone – and why we are asking you once again to consider supporting a fundraising campaign to get this new updated version of the film out.

There is a new regime in Sri Lanka – which has pledged to end the corruption, nepotism and repression of the Rajapaksa era. That will of course be welcomed by pro democracy and human rights supporters in Sri Lanka and around the world. But it does not mean the fight for truth and justice is over.  Far from it.

Many doubt whether the government will seriously confront the issue of the war crimes and the continuing attacks on Tamil rights.  Indeed the new president has made it clear he will not allow anyone in Sri Lanka to face international justice for these crimes. It should not be forgotten that he and other senior supporters were themselves involved in commanding those forces.

It is of vital importance that the change of government in Sri Lanka is not used as an excuse by the international community to drop the pressure over impunity in Sri Lanka.  

But the new regime is not the only thing that has changed.  Our investigations have not ceased either – and more and more evidence of the atrocities committed at the end of the war has emerged.

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That is why we have created this new version of the film – updated, expanded, and containing important new evidence, as well as explaining the latest political developments in Sri Lanka.But that film is no use unless we can make sure it is seen, urgently, around the world. That is why we have launched this new Kickstarter appeal. It is two years since our last Kickstarter campaign. We asked for £20,000 and due to your astonishing generosity we raised £33,000.But now we need it do it again.  The UN is currently completing its investigation and the report – to which we have submitted evidence – is currently scheduled for presentation at the UN Human Rights Council meeting at the end of March this year. There are new delegations and new nations represented on the Human Rights Council, many of whom are unaware of the background to the report.  There are now suggestions that the UN report may be delayed – or even shelved. All of this makes the need for this film even greater and more urgent.  We need to take the new film to new audiences, from ordinary members of the public to diplomats, politicians and policy makers.We have already completed the updated version of the film in English.  But in response to the new government’s public commitment to remove restrictions on a free press, we are completing work on a Sinhala language version so that we can make sure this updated version of the film is seen by as many people within Sri Lanka as possible. People who until now have had the truth kept from them.And to ensure maximum exposure we also want to produce French and Spanish subtitled versions.Today we are asking for £10,000. That is the minimum we need to allow us to launch this campaign. If we don’t reach that target then we get nothing – that is how Kickstarter works. Please help us reach that target by going to our Kickstarter appeal and pledge money now.

Our minimum target is £10,000, but every penny we can collect on top of that will enable us to do more.  Our plans are ambitious and the more we raise the more we can do.

Please support us with whatever you can afford.
We have made amazing progress over the past couple of years. Lets make this next stage really count!We would like our appeal to reach as many people as possible, so please help us by forwarding this email to friends, family and colleagues.

With many thanks

Callum Macrae
Director, No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka.
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