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Broadcast of ‘Sri Lanka’s Rebel Wife’, Al Jazeera English, 6 June 2022 

‘Sri Lanka’s Rebel Wife’ broadcast on Al Jazeera English’s flagship programme, Witness.

Synopsis: Ananthy searches for answers about the disappearance of her Tamil Tiger husband after the Sri Lankan civil war. The Tamil Tigers surrendered to government forces at the close of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009. Ananthy’s husband, EIilan, was one of them. He was never seen again. After more than 10 years of searching for him, Ananthy decides to run in parliamentary elections on a platform of accountability for war crimes. She makes a plea at the UN and pushes for an international tribunal. But answers remain elusive. Ananthy stands fearless in her bid to find out what happened to her husband and thousands of others who went missing. 

Directed by Kannan Arunasalam

Camera by Striner McLain Adams, Kannan Arunasalam

Written by Kannan Arunasalam, Nic Dunlop

Edited by Gabriele Biasizzo, Kannan Arunasalam

Grading by Jeremy Hogg