At Gullruten, the Norwegian "Emmy's," My Daughter the Terrorist won the Best Norwegian TV Documentary award.
Surprised and delighted, producer Morten Daae and director Beate Arnestad accepted the golden trophy, along with their associates in the production team of DOP Frank Alvegg, sound recordist and camera assistant Tordis Lovise Bersaas, and production manager Elisabeth Todal.
In her acceptance speech, director Arnestad reminded the audience about the current horrible conditions in Northern Sri Lanka.
How to order DVDs
13th May 2009
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BBC reports the military base adjoining Colombo's international airport is under attack. Explosions and gunfire were heard. This mirrors the attack in 2001, which lost the country several military airplanes and half the civilian ones. This attack is one of three shown as examples of the Black Tiger actions of the LTTE in the documentary "My Daughter the Terrorist". BBC News report -------- Report from Tamilnet.com
Dutch broadcaster onboard, doc hits Japan with season high
20th March 2007
Netherlands broadcaster VPRO today confirmed the acquisition of My daughter the terrorist. The documentary just premiered in Japan as "the best this season", according to sources in NHK-BS1.
Documentary to screen at international terrorism conference
16th March 2007
"My Daughter, the Terrorist" has been invited to screen the film at the first annual International Conference on Interdisciplinary Analyses of Aggression and Terrorism, to be held at La Cristalera, Madrid, Spain in September 27 to -30, 2007. www.societyforterrorismresearch.org
Hardliners react to alleged Tiger-biased documentary
16th March 2007
The Island, a Colombo-based newspaper published a comment of the film Thursday, calling for an immediate retreat of Norwegian negotiation crew, based on the alleged bias of "My daughter the terrorist". The piece cited a member of JVP, the nationalist marxist-leninist party currently in government supporting president Mahinda Rajapakse. See press
"Anti-terror" laws re-introduced
7th December 2006
President Rajapakse yesterday stated that "democracy can be a deadly joke" when it makes terrorism possible, after giving police and military forces wide authorisations to make searches and arrests, according to the Hindustan Times.
Only hours after the announcement an explosion ruptured one of Colombo's main water supply pipelines (pictured), LankaEverything.com reported.
"Just implementing the Prevention of Terrorism Act is a violation of the ceasefire agreement," said Thorfinnur Omarsson, spokesman for the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, which oversees a truce that now holds only on paper.
"We worry that this might distance the parties even more," he added. "But then both sides have been violating the ceasefire agreement nearly every day, so it begs the question: where does the agreement stand?" Reuters reports.
Japan and Norway aboard
7th December 2006
Sales agent TV2|World reports that the japanese channel NHK-BS1 will broadcast the documentary in Japan.
Similarly, the Norwegian broadcaster TV2 has purchased broadcast rights.
The main characters of "My Daughter the Terrorist", Darshika and Puhalchudars' whereabouts are unknown. Enquirys about them to the guerilla leadership are unsuccessful at this point.
Editing well underway
20th August 2006
Director Beate Arnestad and co-director Morten Daae are now editing "My Daughter the Terrorist".
- None of us speak Tamil, but we seem to be developing a good sense of the rhythm of the language, smiles Arnestad, the director.
The team uses accurate translated transcriptions in addition to the on location translation.
- We have even used two separate translators on some of the material, to ensure we get it right, says producer and co-director Daae
Beate Arnestad, who up to this point has been credited as “John Smith” due to safety reasons, have returned to Norway and is preparing to start editing “My Daughter the Terrorist” with co- director Morten Daae.