RECOUNTING TERRORS: SRI LANKA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR: The future of war journalism in the era of digital media
With the Sri Lankan government under investigation for war crimes for the first time since the supposed end to their civil war with the Tamil Tigers, Callum Macrae’s documentary No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, which sources cell phone and small camera footage filmed by the Tamil people themselves, is largely credited with activating the international community’s interest in how the Sri Lankan government suppressed the Tamil resistance.
This screening coincides with the long-anticipated publication of Rohini Mohan’s debut work of narrative non-fiction The Seasons of Trouble, telling the story of the civil war from the hearts and minds of those who lived to tell the tale. This event brings Mohan and Macrae in conversation for the first time to discuss the implications of these new works and the future of war journalism in the era of digital media.
With No Fire Zone director Callum Macrae and The Seasons of Trouble author Rohini Mohan in discussion.
Saturday, November 22, 2014. 7:30p. $9