On Sept. 24, AIUSA will present the Chicago premiere of the new documentary, "No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka." Carefully researched and powerfully measured, it is a 90-minute film about the final awful months of the 26-year Sri Lankan civil war told by the people who lived through it. "No Fire Zone" is a meticulous and chilling expose of some of the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity of recent times - told through the extraordinary personal stories of a small group of characters and also through some of the most dramatic and disturbing video evidence ever recorded.
Jim McDonald, the Sri Lanka Country Specialist for Amnesty International USA, will speak at the screening and describe Amnesty's current concerns in Sri Lanka. Opportunities to take action for human rights in Sri Lanka will be available. If possible, the film's director may also appear at the event, either in person or by Skype.
A suggested donation of $7 will be requested, with the proceeds going to AIUSA.