• My Daughter the Terrorist

    2007. Norway. Beate Arnestad. 58 min.

  • The Soldier's Tale

    2007. France. Penny Allen. 52 min.

New York premiere. Discussion with Allen, Arnestad

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 1:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • My Daughter the Terrorist

    2007. Norway. Directed by Beate Arnestad. Arnestad's film traces the lives of two female soldiers in the elite Black Tigers suicide cadre of the Tamil Tigers, a secessionist group in Sri Lanka. The two women, close friends for seven years, train, fight, and eat side by side, and they say they do not know how many they have killed. Now they prepare for the ultimate mission, with mines strapped to their bodies and carrying cyanide capsules in case of capture. Amid this savagery and sacrifice, their grieving mothers are left behind. In Sri Lankan; English subtitles. 58 min.

  • The Soldier's Tale

    2007. France. Directed by Penny Allen. During an airplane flight, Allen sat beside an American sergeant returning from Iraq, and as they talked he showed her horrifying battlefield images that he had taken. Using these images, along with other videos and photos, the director reveals not only the horrors of war but the devastating psychological effect of war on those who wage it. 52 min.

In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2009

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