British channel 4 TV film “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” will have its world premiere in Geneva on June 3rd at an Amnesty International event.
The film will be screened on the side of the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva at an event organized by the Amnesty International.
The 60 minute film will be shown at 11:00 am in Room XXII (22) of the Palais des Nations on June 3rd.It will air on Channel 4 TV on June 14.
Featuring in the film will be a video first aired by Channel 4 News of controversial footage of govt troops executing Tamil prisoners.
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heynes, described the footage as “definitive war crimes”.
The footage shown by Channel 4 News TV was rejected by the Sri Lankan Govt which assigned its own experts who examined & dismissed it as false.
The film shows footage captured on mobile phones, both by Tamil civilians under attack & taken by government soldiers as trophies of war.
The film shows some of the terrible crimes carried out by the Tamil Tigers, including the cynical use of Tamil civilians as human shields.
Among scenes shown in the film are extra-judicial executions of LTTE prisoners & the aftermath of targeted shelling of civilian camps.
The film also has footage of dead female Tamil Tiger fighters who appear to have been raped or sexually assaulted, abused & murdered.
Channel 4’s Head of News & Current Affairs Dorothy Byrne, says: “The footage is probably the most horrific the channel has ever shown.
The film that raises serious questions about war violations is Presented by Channel 4 News journalist Jon Snow & directed by Callum Macrae.
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