Because of Sujewa’s discussion of the ongoing ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka a few months ago, I’ve been paying a little more attention to what’s going on there. Now Agnes is reporting that the PBS series P.O.V. will be inaugurating its new season tonight (Tuesday) with a documentary about this ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka, No More Tears Sister (as always, the episode’s website is loaded with useful information), which focuses specifically on “the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama. Mother, anatomy professor, author and symbol of hope, Thiranagama was assassinated at the age of 35. This documentary recounts her dramatic story.” I’m a big fan of PBS and P.O.V., so I’m very much looking forward to the new series. P.O.V. typically airs in most cities at 10 PM, but local broadcast times often vary considerably. You can enter your zip code here to find out the schedule for your PBS station.
While I’m blogging, I think I’ll also throw a link to this recent CNN article on this year’s documentary crop, which I found thanks to Sarah Jo at Documentary Insider. Christy Lemire’s article is a mid-year review of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year thus far, a list that includes several documentaries including The War Tapes, An Inconvenient Truth and The Heart of the Game.