International Human Rights Day Film Screening

On International Human Rights Day join the NT Greens for the first screening in the NT of the acclaimed “No Fire Zone – The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka”.

Also showing two local films including “Muckaty Voices” and speakers including Barbara Shaw, human rights campaigner and delegate to the UN and spoken word artist Steve Hodder-Watt who attended the 2012 UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

“No Fire Zone” exposes Sri Lanka’s human rights abuses and war crimes during the final offensive against the Tamil Tigers – told through the extraordinary personal stories and disturbing video evidence of people who survived.
‘No Fire Zone’ was screened at the UN before the Human Rights Council passed a resolution demanding an investigation into Sri Lankan war crimes.

This film is important for us to watch in the context of Australia’s ongoing support for the Sri Lankan government at the recent CHOGM meeting in Colombo, despite pressure from other nations to boycott the meeting on human rights grounds. The Abbott government has instead gifted navy patrol boats to Sri Lanka to prevent Tamils fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in Australia.

Please note this documentary is not suitable for children.
Light Refreshements available.

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When:
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Time:
6:30pm
Where:
Totem Theatre, Snow Kennar Park off Wills Terrace, Alice Springs
Cost:
$5 entry ($2 concession)