Fractured Lines between Tamil Eelam and Sri Lanka

tamil-eelam-borderSince January 2009, most newspapers and television channels have reported an escalation in the conflict between the Sri Lankan Army and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in the northern part of the island. There have been disturbing reports of heavy civilian casualties as government troops captured the last of the LTTE strongholds in the island – in the absence of independent verification, the actual numbers figures of civilians and soldiers killed on both sides have been always been heavily contested.Though the offensive has stemmed with the fall of the last of the LTTE strongholds, many agencies continue to report widespread starvation of the population.

Across the border in Tamil Nadu, we have seen a series of protests against the Indian Government’s response to the ongoing conflict. There have been strong expositions of affinity with the Tamilians in Sri Lanka – expositions which have been accompanied by the inevitable police crackdown on protestors. Fractured Lines between Tamil Eelam and Sri Lanka is an attempt to understand the multiple dimensions of the conflict that has been raging for 25 years in the island.

Join  as the multiple layers of the raging conflict are unraveled through film screenings and panel discussions with journalists and human rights activists.

Date: 13 and 14 March 2009 (Friday and Saturday)

Venue: Institution of Agricultural Technologists (IAT),

Queen’s Road,

Bangalore

Schedule

13 March 2009,

4:30 – 5:45 pm Lanka – The Other Side of War and Peace dir. Iffat Fatima 2005/75 mins/ Eng. sub.

6:00 – 6:55 pm: My Daughter the Terrorist:dir. Beate Arnestad and Morten Daae 2007/52mins /Eng subarch 2009,

7:10 – 8:25 pm Death on a Full Moon Day dir. Prasanna Vithanage 1998/72 mins/Eng. sub

Friday 14 Saturday

4:00 – 5:00 pm :Hot Spots – Sri Lanka dir. Jeremy Monblat (BBC Four) 2004/60 mins/Eng. sub

5:15 – 6:45 pm Panel Discussion

7:00 – 7:50 pm Burning Memories dir. S. Someetharan, 2008/49 mins/Eng sub

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker

For more information, contact 94483 67627 or 98802 76820 or 97137 25224

or email pedepics@gmail. com —

Advertisements

ನಿಮ್ಮದೊಂದು ಉತ್ತರ

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: