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Friday, September 4 • 11:20 - 12:50
A screening of "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka"

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No Fire Zone is a chilling, powerful Emmy-nominated feature documentary which tells the story of the final months of the 26-year long Sri Lankan civil war. Released in 2013, this cut has been updated for 2015.

The story 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 during the final 138 days of hell which form the central narrative of the film.

No Fire Zone is directed by the Nobel Peace Prize nominee Callum Macrae, a Peabody and Colombia Dupont Broadcast Journalism Award winner and Greirson and BAFTA nominee.

No Fire Zone is something of an international phenomenon. The product of a three year investigation, it is credited with playing a key role in convincing the UN Human Rights Council in March 2014 to launch a major international war crimes investigation into these events. It is also a cinematic tour de force. It was described as "beautifully crafted and heart wrenching” by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, "utterly convincing" by the Globe and Mail in Toronto - and Empire noted: "It is vitally important that this feature reaches the widest possible audience”. One critic in Australia described it as “the most devastating film I have seen”.

It has been praised for its impact – despite an international campaign by the Sri Lankan government to ban and discredit it. British Prime Minister David Cameron said: ”No Fire Zone is one of the most chilling documentaries I’ve watched”.  Musician and Artist M.I.A said No Fire Zone is “Not only the most important account of what happened to the Tamils, its actually become part of the fabric of their history.”

Director: Callum Macrae
Editor: Michael Nollet
Language: English
Year: 2013 updated in 2015
Duration:  94 Minutes



Friday September 4, 2015 11:20 - 12:50
IACC Cinema

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