Mumbai, Mar 12 () : Headlines Today, the popular English television channel in India will telecast select video footage from Callum Macrae‘s ‘No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ at 9 pm (IST) on Tuesday, 12th March 2013. This would be the first time the chilling documentary on war crimes by Sri Lanka is televised on a TV channel.
This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring film’s director Callum Macrae, British Tamils Forum (BTF) spokesperson Suren Surendiran and AIADMK member V Maitreyan among others.
‘No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka’ is an investigative documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War directed by Bafta nominee and award-winning director, Callum Macrae for Channel 4.
The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka spans the period from September 2008 until the end of the war in 2009 in which thousands of Tamils were put to death by shelling and executions by the genocidal Sri Lankan Army.
The chilling footage of the documentary also includes the disturbing pictures of cold-blooded killing of Balachandran Prabhakaran, the 12-year-old son of the slain Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) chief, Velupillai Prabhakaran. It can be recalled that the release of Balachandran Prabhakaran’s images in media sparked off widespread protests and outcry from various quarters in Tamil Nadu including political parties and pro-Tamil outfits.
The documentary was screened by its director, Callum Macrae, in February 2013, at the 22nd session of the UNHRC in Geneva.
“No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka,” brings to light the horrendous and shocking evidences of war crimes unleashed by the Sri Lankan army on the innocent Tamil civilians. The documentary has proven to be nothing short of direct and solid evidences of war crimes, inhuman torture and sexual violence perpetrated by the Sri Lankan Army under Mahinda Rajapakse regime.
The film is said to have captured the awful day-to-day sufferings of people trapped in the war that is rightly termed as ‘war without witnesses.’
The Sri Lankan government has however been denying all the allegations heaped against it.