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Title No more tears sister : anatomy of hope and betrayal
Published 2006


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 MELB  954.93032 Klo/Nmt  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary "Set in Sri Lanka, No More Tears Sister recreates the life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama, who was assassinated at the age of thirty-five. Directed by Helene Klodawsky, this feature-length documentary is the first film to look at Sri Lanka's brutal twenty-five-year ethnic conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist Tamil Tigers, seen here through the eyes of revolutionary women. Fifteen years after Rajani's death, her sister Nirmala, a former political prisoner and Tamil Tiger militant, breaks her silence about Rajani's courageous life and brutal slaying. Joining her are Rajani's husband, sisters and grown daughters, as well as fellow activists forced underground. Rajani was part of a generation of political activists of the 1960s and '70s who dreamed of radically transforming their societies. By weaving together the personal and the political, the film tells a universal story of women caught between state violence and terrorist response. (From Canada, in English) CC WS " -- website
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast May 2, 2006. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Written and directed by Helen Klodawsky; edited by Patricia Tassinari
Notes Rated: M
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Thiranagama, Rajani
Human rights workers -- Sri lanka
Women guerrillas -- Sri Lanka
Tamil (Indic people) -- Sri Lanka -- Politics and government
Sri Lanka -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
Author Klodawsky, Helen
Tassinari, Patricia