Scars

(Scars)

Vetri decided to find her fellow former child soldiers. They, like her, fought for the independence of the Tamil state in northern Sri Lanka. Talking together, they open up the traumas of war and reveal stories that were meant to be forgotten.

Vetri joined the Tamil Tigers at age 16 to fight in the more than 25-year-long civil war in Sri Lanka. And with her, thousands of other young girls joined the organisation, some voluntarily, others by force. Although the war ended in 2009, the scars have not yet healed. Many women have permanent physical and mental disabilities. While the current government is monitoring former Tamil Tiger members and trying to prevent their members from seeing each other, Vetri organises therapeutic meetings where wounded women can relax, dance, and be with those who have suffered the same fate. This film, made over 4 years, is not just a testimony about the consequences of one of the most brutal civil wars of recent times – it is chiefly a portrait of a woman who, although today she helps disabled women, was once one of those who forced young girls to join the Tamil Tigers against their will.

World premiere

About the film

Director: Agnieszka Zwiefka
Germany, Poland
2020 | 80 min.

Language: Tamil

Subtitles: English

Director

Agnieszka Zwiefka

Festival guest on days
Mar 08 - Mar 10, 2020

Filmography
2020 - Scars
2014 - The Queen of Silence
2013 - Albert Cinema

Agnieszka Zwiefka

Screenings

08. 03. 18:00 Lucerna - Large Hall
CSL Interpretation
DiscussionAgnieszka Zwiefka, director
Tickets
09. 03. 21:00 Municipal Library – Small Hall
DiscussionAgnieszka Zwiefka, director
Tickets
14. 03. 20:30 Ponrepo
Tickets

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