“No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka”, an international award-winning film which credibly exposes the mass atrocities and war crimes committed largely by the Sri Lankan army against the Tamil people during the final months of the war, was screened in the Dáil (Irish Parliament) this afternoon.
Paul Murphy TD (Member of Parliament for the Anti Austerity Alliance) hosted the screening, attended by several parliamentarians, the Director of the film, Callum Macrae, Bashana Abeywardena the convenor of the Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka – JDS and Phil Millar, the author of Britain’s Dirty War Against Tamil People and an expert witness at the People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka.
After the screening, they discussed the situation in Sri Lanka and the need for an independent international investigation into the war and the actions of the Sri Lankan state.
After the discussion, the film director said that the plans were discussed to set-up a cross-party group on Sri Lanka.
The documentary, directed by award-winning journalist Callum Macrae, will be screened at the Irish School of Ecumenics in Trinity College, Dublin on June 10 at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion.
No Fire Zone is a multi-award winning Emmy nominated feature documentary which tells the chilling story of the final 138 days of Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war. This is simply a devastating indictment of some of the worst war crimes and government sponsored massacres of recent times.
The story in the film is told by the people who lived through the war and through some of the most dramatic and disturbing video evidence ever seen: direct evidence of war crimes, summary execution, torture and sexual violence recorded by both the victims and perpetrators on mobile phones and small cameras.
The Sinhala version of the film was released earlier this year but the subsequent Sri Lankan government have banned the film in Sri Lanka, rejecting outright its contents and the allegations.
French and Spanish subtitled versions of the film have also been released part of the diplomatic initiative to push for justice for tens of thousands of people killed in the war.