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No More Tears Sister: Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal

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PBS Premiere: June 27, 2006


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 film recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. Mother, anatomy professor, author and symbol of hope, Thiranagama's commitment to truth and human rights led to her assassination at the age of 35. This documentary recounts her dramatic story through rare archival footage, intimate correspondences, and poetic recreations, exposing the high price that this revolutionary woman paid for her pursuit of justice.

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TAGS: ceylon, child soldiers, ethnic conflict, rajani thiranagama, sri lanka, tamil tigers

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No More Tears Sister

Premiere Date: June 27, 2006

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Critical Acclaim

This is a deeply moving film on the life and courageous witness of a remarkable person. Rajani Thiranagama’s commitment to peace, justice and coexistence is a great inspiration for all involved in the struggle for human rights.”

— Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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