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 beautifully renders the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. Wartime mother, university professor, wife, activist, and symbol of hope, Rajani was assassinated at the young age of thirty-five in 1989.
Fifteen years after Rajani's death, her older sister Nirmala, a former Tamil militant and political prisoner, journeys back to Sri Lanka. She has decided to break her long silence about Rajani's passionate life and her brutal slaying. Joining her are Rajani's husband, sisters, and grown daughters, as well as fellow activists forced underground.
Superbly filmed, using rare archival footage and intimate correspondence, the story of Rajani and her family delves into rarely explored themes - revolutionary women and their dangerous pursuit of justice.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and participants, and it is also part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.