Sunday 17th February 2019

Author Posts: Ara Vetha

An independent Tamil documentary filmmaker living in Sri Lanka has been invited to the prestigious Cannes international film festival to screen his latest production. Demons in Paradise is the result of ten years of work by Jude Ratnam, who for the first time is seeing the Civil war from the inside. Synopsis Sri Lanka 1983, […]

Thousands of people gathered on the grounds of Vels University in Chennai, India to celebrate Puthandu – the Tamil New Year – in record-breaking style. N. Athistabalan spent a year organising a Guinness World Records title attempt at the Largest Bharatha Natyam dance, and his efforts certainly paid off as a record 4,525 participants turned […]

The coastal town of Hartlepool, located in the north-east of England, has a little-known connection with the ancient Tamil port city of Trincomalee. Famous for its natural deep-water harbour, pristine beaches and the Koneswaran Hindu temple, Trincomalee lies in the north-east of Sri Lanka. Built in 1817, Hartlepool is home to a remnant of Britain’s […]

Toronto based marketing professional Dilani Rabindran recently announced the launch of Viewfinder Film Consulting. Her new venture offers comprehensive consulting services for South Asian filmmakers. Dilani will help filmmakers send their productions to international festivals aswell as access foreign markets and investors. Sitting on her advisory board are Award-winning and internationally lauded Indian filmmakers M. […]

Shankari Chandran was raised in Canberra, Australia. She spent a decade in London, working as a lawyer in the social justice field. She eventually returned home to Australia, where she now lives with her husband, four children and their cavoodle puppy, Benji. In January 2017, she published her first book with Perera-Hussein, Song of the […]