No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

Parliamentary screening, briefing and media conference

No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka is a feature documentary which follows the Sri Lankan government’s final offensive in a 26 year war against the rebel forces of the Tamil Tigers. The Channel 4 film was screened at the UN earlier this year before the Human Rights Council passed a resolution asking Sri Lanka to investigate accusations of war crimes.

The film’s Director, Callum Macrae, is in Australia for the film’s Australian premiere and tour and the Human Rights Law Centre is pleased to be holding a preview screening and briefing session for MPs, journalists and political advisers in Parliament House, Canberra.

11:30am, Monday 24 June 2013 Committee Room 1S4, Parliament House

The preview screening and public conversation between Callum Macrae & the HRLC’s Hugh de Kretser will be followed by a Media Conference at 12:30pm featuring: The event’s co-sponsors

Labor MP Laurie Ferguson, Chair of the Human Rights sub-committee of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon Liberal MP Philip Ruddock, Deputy Chair of the Human Rights sub-committee of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

and Callum Macrae, Director of No Fire Zone,

This event is a prime opportunity for journalists to be briefed on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka and the implications for Australia’s asylum seeker policies. It’s also a chance to obtain contrasting comments from various players ahead of Australia’s participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in Colombo later this year.

Please RSVP to the HRLC’s Tom Clarke via tom.clarke@hrlc.org.au or 0422 545 763. Please note, this event is not for the general public. Is has been designed for MPs, political advisers and journalists.