'No Fire Zone,' film screening
Periclean Scholars Class of 2019 and Project Pericles host documentary screening of final weeks of Sri Lankan civil war (2009).
Thursday, Feb. 22
"No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka" film screening
Turner Theatre, Schar Hall, 7 p.m.
This documentary investigates the final weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war. Using harrowing raw footage, this film documents the numerous human rights atrocities that occurred in northern Sri Lanka in 2008-09, as the Sri Lankan army advanced on positions held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Professor Mathew Gendle and members of the Periclean Scholars Class of 2019 will lead an informal discussion of the film following the screening.
Sponsored by the Periclean Scholars Class of 2019, Project Pericles, and the Elon College Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences.