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No More Tears Sister: Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal

A story of love, revolution and betrayal, No More Tears Sister explores the price of truth in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri Lanka over decades, the film recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. Mother, anatomy professor, author and symbol of hope, Thiranagama's commitment to truth and human rights led to her assassination at the age of 35.

No More Tears Sister: Anatomy of Hope and Betrayal (Trailer)

A story of love, revolution and betrayal, No More Tears Sister explores the price of truth in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri Lanka over decades, the film recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama.

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No More Tears Sister: Defining Human Rights (Clip 1 of 3)

In this first clip associated with the No More Tears Sister lesson plan, conduct a brainstorming session to define human rights. Despite the great dangers of resisting the Tamil Tiger movement, Rajani founded the University Teachers for Human Rights (UTHR) group and worked diligently to expose human rights violations. In this video clip, Rajani describes some of her human rights activism in a letter to her sister Nirmala.

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No More Tears Sister: Discussing Discrimination (Clip 2 of 3)

In this second clip associated with the No More Tears Sister lesson plan, Rajani's sister Nirmala tells the story of how her parents mistreated the woman who came to pound rice in their home. Discuss the impact of growing up in a culture that accepts discrimination as normal. Point out that even as young girls, Rajani and Nirmala knew that discrimination was wrong and discussed it with their parents in an effort to stop it.

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No More Tears Sister: Difficult Circumstances (Clip 3 of 3)

In this third clip associated with the No More Tears Sister lesson plan, discuss how different people have reacted to the trauma and loss in Sri Lanka. Rajani wanted to do all she could to keep society running.

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