“NO FIRE ZONE: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” screens @ Bloor Cinema Toronto Thurs.July 4 @6:30pm

This heart-breaking documentary shows the true story of war crimes committed at the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009.

No Fire Zone works – it shocks, it informs, and it changes minds.  But it can only do that if people go on seeing it. http://nofirezone.org/

The next few months are critical for the campaign for justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. With the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting scheduled for November and the UN Human Rights Council due to meet in September – and again next March – the producers are taking their film and message around the world. They want to ensure the film is seen by governments, politicians and also by the people who elect them and call them to account. They want to take the film to countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas to build local campaigns in those countries for justice and accountability.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B7dmDbmgJI

If you’re in Toronto, Canada, please buy a ticket for tomorrow night’s final screening at 6:30pm http://bloorcinema.com/ and if you’re elsewhere in the world, please watch for screenings of this important documentary. My connection to this event? My cricket hero Kumar Sangakkara’s family helped save victims of this war, risking their own lives to hide and shelter families who were being hunted.

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