Subject: "My daughter the terrorist," produced by Norwegian film maker - Beate Arnestad
A documentary film on LTTE suicide bombers titled "My daughter the terrorist," produced by Norwegian film maker, Beate Arnestad, is to be featured in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to be held in Durham, North Carolina, on April 4, 2008. The movie records the lives and faiths of two female Black Tigers.
All right thinking people should protest this attempt to give publicity to suicide bombers.
herewith, is a letter that could be sent to Ms Peg Palmer, Executive Director
of Doc Arts Inc.,
Please circulate this letter among your contact groups with a request that they too express their reservations.
Ms Peg Palmer Executive Director Doc Arts Inc., Durham, North Carolina.
I understand that a documentary film on LTTE suicide bombers titled "My daughter the terrorist," produced by Norwegian film maker, Beate Arnestad, is to be featured in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival to be held in Durham, North Carolina, on April 4, 2008. The movie records the lives and faiths of two female Black Tigers.
wonder if you are aware that Black Tigers are suicide carders of the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which is proscribed as a foreign terrorist
organization by 32 countries, including the
Speaking in particular of this film, the LTTE mouthpiece, the ‘Tamil Net’, has admitted that one female suicide bomber featured in the documentary, was a child kidnapped at the age of 12 years to be trained a child soldier. If so, do the organizers of your film festival condone and encourage forcible recruitment of child solders, a practice abhorred by the civilized world? Please see http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=21554, which also states, “The documentary was made when the peace talks were making progress...”. This is ample proof to demonstrate that the LTTE had not abandoned its intention of employing terrorism to achieve political goals, and that some Norwegians were furtively promoting LTTE terrorism, while the government of Norway was trying to facilitate negotiations between the Sri Lanka government and the LTTE.
Furthermore, the Black Tigers are acknowledged as one of the most lethal and ruthless suicide terrorist groups in the world, and their victims include former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa. A recent video clip taken at the site of a Black Tiger suicide bombing, demonstrates for the first time on camera, how Black Tigers execute assassinations of elected lawmakers, through the use of female suicide bombers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUdUEOVdEuc
Ms Jan Goodwin of Marie Claire magazine
interviewed an LTTE female suicide bomber in 2007, and says, “The
suicide-bomber vest was the brainchild of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers — the design
has since been used by Hezbollah, Hamas, and reportedly al Qaeda, and its
murderous effects are felt daily in
Even though the freedom of
expression is enshrined as a First Amendment right in the U.S. Constitution,
and even though the LTTE is a non-Islamic terrorist group, giving publicity to
Black Tiger suicide bombing in the U.S. will indeed have adverse impact on the
U.S, as it will allow copy cat terrorist groups to imitate the methodology, and
kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq and elsewhere. Also, if you have any doubt that
encouraging and promoting suicide bombing of any kind, in whatever manner, has
no ill effects on the
Thus, in the name of humanity, I urge you to request the organizers of the film festival, to take due consideration of these facts and to reconsider their decision to screen "My daughter the terrorist," at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, by removing it from the list of movies for screening at the festival.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.