Three Sri Lankan Films from the UCLA Film & Television Archive Plus a special documentary short film from the Sri Lankan Government Film Unit
Saturday, July 6, 2019 – 2 pm to 7 pm at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media.
235 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Park in Parking Structure 3 – $12 All Day
Sponsored by UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION & THE COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES Stefan Wanigatunga, Project Coordinator
2:00 pm Song of Ceylon (1934) Directed by Basil Wright, Narrated by Lionel Wendt. A documentary sponsored by the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Bureau in 1934.
2:30 pm Kamam (Agriculture) (1970s) Directed by Tissa Abeysekara A documentary short on the agricultural life of the Jaffna people described through Tamil folk songs.
2:50 pm Gamperaliya (Changes in the Village) (1963), Directed by Lester James Peries (1919-2018), Based on the novel by Martin Wickramsinghe, depicting turmoil in class structure in the early 20th century.
4:10 pm Dheevari (Fisherman’s Daughter) (2006) Directed by Salinda Perera A contemporary film dealing with the subject of change in class and power structure in a rural fishing village.
TIckets: $20 – General Admission / $10 – Students with ID Purchase on-line at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sri-lankan-film-screening-tickets-64306203586