07 October 2008
VIDEO REPORT Circle of Violence & CURRENT NEWS from Sri Lanka
Related current news: Tiger suicide attack kills 27 in Sri Lanka (6 October 2008 - Agence France-Presse)
VIDEO REPORT Circle of Violence - Sri Lanka (~27 min.):
YouTube description: Sep 2007 - This moving report looks back through 30 years of bloodshed in Sri Lanka to place today's violence in its proper context. Why did the ceasefire, agreed two years ago, falter? In 1956, an ambitious politician used the race card to be elected. He promised to make Sinhala the official language. Tamils who weren't fluent were dismissed, sparking a backlash that contributed to the emergence of the Tigers. In the war that followed, an estimated 40,000 disappeared. "We live in a country where anyone can take away another person, and nobody can do anything to stop it." From: Journeyman Pictures.
Open video in YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiPv5x3Z7Ok