Beate Arnestad has over twenty years of experience producing and directing content for departments at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Her first independent and award- winning documentary was filmed during the time Arnestad lived in Sri Lanka.
Her latest film is of freedom of speech and the messengers of truth to portray how much individuals are willing to offer to bring information to light.
Inspirational quote:"We shall have to repent in this generation, not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked, but of the appalling silence of the good people"
ABOUT THE FILMS
Silenced Voices. 2012Is a film of freedom of speech and the messengers of truth to portray how much individuals are willing to offer to bring information to light. The film is told as a personal encounter with exiled journalists from Sri Lanka who have been "silenced" and almost killed in their home country because they exposed war crimes, corruption and massacres of civilians. They claim these crimes are being committed by the state. Sri Lanka is ranking one of the worst countries in Asia with respect to freedom of expression. In the past years, many have disappeared or are found tortured and killed. Close to 50 media workers have recently fled the country.
Telling Truths in Arusha 201015 years after the crimes were committed, Father Hormisdas, a Catholic priest from Rwanda is ready to defend himself against charges of genocide. How does the Norwegian judge in charge of the Tribunal interpret the different truths told by witnesses? Unique access to the courtroom lets us come close to the truth behind all the lies. Truth appears to be a relative concept. It has many faces.
My Daughter the Terrorist 2007What makes someone want to blow themselves up for a cause? In this personal film we meet two young female Tamil Tiger cadres who are trained for the ultimate mission. We share their childhood experiences, their reflections and their motivations. Left behind are the mothers. A fascinating insight to understand the relationship between armed government actions and the motivation of militant movements alternately called freedom fighters or terrorists. US distribution: Women Make Movies.