"My Daughter, the Terrorist" justifies suicide bombers-
The Sri Lanka embassy in Washington has urged the
authorities of the State Department and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation to take appropriate measures in preventing screening of
"My daughter the terrorist," a movie on LTTE suicide bombers scheduled
to be shown at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, North
Carolina, on April 4, 2008, an official of the Foreign Ministry said.
The film is said to be a distortion of exploitation of
the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. The film, 'My
daughter a terrorists' has audaciously portrayed a 12-year old Tamil
girl's path towards becoming a suicide bomber, trained and brained
washed by the LTTE terrorist movement.
"The LTTE website has unashamedly admitted how she was
forcibly kidnapped as an infant for the ignominious role of being a
suicide bomber. The movie has no qualms about glorifying suicide bombing
in all its gory details. The Full Frame Film festival in Durham is now
using this film as an attraction for viewers to enjoy the Film Festival
at Durham, North Carolina, Asiantribune website reported.
Sources from Foreign Ministry told news.lk that the
Norwegian producer Beate Arnestad had arrived in Sri Lanka during the
Cease Fire Agreement period and entered Wanni without the permission of
the Foreign Ministry or any responsible state body for the filming of
Meanwhile foreign news sources reported on Thursday
(04) that the Eelam Revolutionary Organization (EROS) has also urged the
United States Government to ban the "Black Tiger" documentary in the
United States of America, as it was a blatant propaganda film glorifying
suicide bombers and terrorism in Sri Lanka and would entice would-be
suicide bombers to join terrorist organizations that are a threat to the
interests of the United States.
Also Sri Lankan expatriates from all over the U.S.
have risen in indignation and fury at the gross insensitivity of the
organizers of the film festival. The organizers have been reportedly
plagued by hundreds of e-mails and faxes from the public, pouring in
from many States of the U.S. expressing outrage and trying to appeal to
the better judgment of the organizers, who should have anyway known
better than to schedule a movie promoting terrorism, foreign news
Courtesy - Government Information Department