Forgotten Season: Screening – My Daughter The Terrorist – FULLY BOOKED

Screening Monday 11th August, 2008

What makes anyone want to blow themselves up for a cause? In this intimate and personal portrait we join two young female elite soldiers trained for the ultimate mission. We share their childhood experiences, their dreams and their families’ loss. Left behind are the mothers and a population still coming to grips with life under a conflict largely overlooked by the rest of the world.

Beate Arnestad and Morten Daae’s film gives us an insight into the life of a female suicide bomber waiting every day for the call to fulfill her duty. The two girls, Dharsika and Puhalchudar belong to the Sri Lankan Black Tigers and have trained and fought for seven years, side by side. They have killed many in the war.

My Daughter the Terrorist is a thought provoking film that reveals the normality of savagery and the banality of extreme violence.

Directed by: Beate Arnestad
Produced by: Morten Daae
Length: 60 mins
Year: 2007
A Snitt Film Production – Norway

Best International Feature Length Documentary at Man International Film Festival in St Petersburg