Thursday 5 May, 19:00 – 20:30
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
As the Sri Lankan civil war was ending in 2009, Ananthy’s husband Elilan, a Tamil Tiger rebel, surrendered to government forces. He has not been seen again.
Sri Lanka’s Rebel Wife is a powerful short film which follows Ananthy from the parliamentary elections in Jaffna to the halls of the United Nations in Geneva, in her quest to find the truth about her husband and the thousands of others who are still missing.
Join us on Thursday 5 May for the European Premiere Screening of Sri Lanka’s Rebel Wife, directed by award-winning filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam, in advance of its broadcast on Al Jazeera English.
Following the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A session with a group of expert panellists, who will discuss how enforced disappearances continue to impact people in Sri Lanka today.
Panellists include human rights lawyer Dharsha Jegatheeswaran; International Crisis Group’s Senior Sri Lanka Correspondent Alan Keenan; BBC journalist Nalini Sivathasan; and director Kannan Arunasalam.