Testimonies of a Massacre: Tula Toli

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 4:15 PM
River Park Church Auditorium

Testimonies of a Massacre: Tula Toli


Filming in the border areas between Myanmar and Bangladesh and also the Rohingya refugee camps, Shafiur Rahman encountered survivors from what is likely to be the worst massacre of the Rakhine crisis of 2017 – Tula Toli. The crisis has resulted in well over half a million people, main children, fleeing their homes and becoming refugees.

Testimonies of a Massacre is the first ever documentary to discuss crucial evidence of pre-planning of the massacre on the part of the Myanmar government. It shows distressing images from the border as well as harrowing interviews with refugees who describe mass killings, including the killing of children, rape, and the destruction of entire villages.

Film Information

Year: 2017
Length: 21 minutes
Language: English
Website: http://www.tulatoli.com/

Cast & Credits

Director: Shafur Rahman


UN Goal


Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.


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Dr. Maureen S. Hiebert is Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the International Relations Program, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Military, Security, and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto and teaches courses in law and politics, genocide studies, international law, and the laws of armed conflict. She is a faculty  member at the Genocide and Human Rights University Program summer school in Toronto, Ontario, teaching units on comparative genocide theory and the Cambodian genocide. Her publications include the recent book Constructing Genocide and Mass Violence: Society, Crises, Identity and several articles and book chapters on topics including identity construction and elite decision-making,  impediments to genocide prevention, Mass Atrocity Response military operations, the limitations of international criminal trials, and the nature of violence in modernity. Her work has appeared in Genocide Studies International, Genocide Studies and Prevention, Politics and Governance, and European Legacy and several edited volumes. Her current research explores the role of law in the perpetration of genocide, modernity and political violence, and the legality of lethal autonomous weapon systems. Dr. Hiebert is also a former co-editor of the journal Genocide Studies International and is currently a member of the academic board of the University of Calgary Press, the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, the Zoryan Institute, and the International Council of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem.