Previously at the ICA - Films
19 Mar 2007
Winner of a Gemini Award for Best Photography in a documentary, this is a story of love, revolution and betrayal, exploring the price of truth in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri Lanka over decades, the documentary recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr Rajani Thiranagama. Mother, anatomy professor, author and symbol of hope, Rajani was assassinated at the age of thirty five.
Fifteen years after Rajani's death, her charismatic older sister Nirmala, a former Tamil militant and political prisoner, journeys back to Sri Lanka. She has decided to break her long silence about Rajani's passionate life and her brutal slaying.
No More Tears, Sister recounts Rajani's deeply human struggle as a wartime mother, university professor, wife and political activist. Stunningly photographed, using rare archival footage, intimate correspondence and poetic recreations, the story of Rajani and her family delves into rarely explored themes - revolutionary women and their dangerous pursuit of justice.
Dir Helene Klodawsky, Canada 2005, 78 mins