|Sri Lanka ranks as one of the worse countries in Asia in terms of free press. The film features exiled journalists telling their stories.|
Silenced Voices (Beate Arnestad, Norway, 2011; 60 min.) A a film about freedom of speech and messengers of truth. It shows how much individuals are willing to risk to bring information to light. The film focuses on personal encounters with exiled journalists from Sri Lanka who have been "silenced" and targeted for assassination because they exposed corruption, massacres of civilians and other war crimes committed by the state. As the treatment demonstrates, Sri Lanka ranks as one of the worst countries in Asia with respect to freedom of the press. Over the past few years, many outspoken journalists have been tortured or killed. Others have simply disappeared. At least 50 have fled the country.
Friday, April 5, 7:10 PM.