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No More Tears Sister: Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB534849
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Pierre Lapointe, Sally Bochner
Directors:  Helene Klodawsky
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Biography, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Global Studies, History, Politics, Science, Social Issues, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2004
Running Time:  52:29


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A story of love, revolution, and betrayal, No More Tears Sister explores 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, and symbol of hope, Rajani was assassinated at the age of thirty-five. 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.


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