No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka
No Fire Zone follows the last 138 terrible days of the 26-year long Sri Lankan civil war told by the people who lived through it. Both a film of record and a call to action – a devastating expose of war crimes and crimes against humanity: the culmination of a three-year investigation, which has seen its producers nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
No Fire Zone is a feature length film about the final awful months of the 26-year long Sri Lankan civil war told by the people who lived through it. This was supposed to be a war conducted in secret. The Government excluded the international press, forced the UN to leave the war zone and ruthlessly silenced the Sri Lankan media. And then, while the world looked away, in the first few months of 2009, around 40,000 to 70,000 civilians were massacred. This 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: Footage recorded by both the victims and perpetrators on mobile phones and small cameras – viscerally powerful actuality from the battlefield, from inside the crudely dug civilian bunkers and over-crowded makeshift hospitals.