Sri Lanka

Surveillance and survival

Print edition : February 21, 1014

A scene from Asoka Handagama's "Ini Avan".

The following four show scenes from "Ingirundhu": giving voice to the tea plantation community of Sri Lanka.

A scene from "Ingirundhu".

A scene from "Ingirundhu".

A scene from "Ingirundhu".

In post-war Sri Lanka, Sinhala cinema is all about triumphal cultural nationalism. What options does a Tamil film-maker have, faced with the twin threats of a surveillance state and a populist mainstream cinema from Tamil Nadu that dominates popular imagination?
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