Sri Lanka’s Rebel Wife

Production: Al Jazeera English's Witness
Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2022
Duration: 20'
Directed by: Kannan Arunasalam

This documentary by British-Sri Lankan filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam follows Tamil politician and human rights activist Ananthy Sasitharan as she continues her fight to seek justice for her forcibly disappeared husband.

The Tamil Tigers surrendered to government forces at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009. Ananthy’s husband, Elilan, was one of them. He was never seen again. Ananthy stands fearless in her bid to find out what happened to her husband and thousands of others who went missing. Through her story this reportage shines a light on the issue of enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka.

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