Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 00:59
By Emanuel Stoakes, The Huffington Post, 15 March 2012 - Speaking to Macrae at the weekend, who only weeks ago had been nominated, astonishingly, for a Nobel Prize for the first Killing Fields documentary, I asked him what drove him to make his latest film. He replied thoughtfully, and at length:
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/14/2011 - 01:56
By Callum Macrae, The Guardian, 13 June 2011 - My film Sri Lanka's Killing Fields exposes atrocities committed against civilian Tamils that the UN must not ignore. Two months ago the UN's "panel of experts" concluded that the allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity by both the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers are "credible", and called on Ban Ki Moon to create an international mechanism to properly investigate them. So far he has declined – saying he doesn't have the authority. That is debatable, but the nation states of the UN through bodies such as the security council and the human rights council do have that authority. If the UN fails yet again, the message to every tyrant and repressive government will be clear: if you want to kill your own people with impunity, you will probably get away with it.