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Gimhanaye Netra

Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Shot in the filmmaker’s mother’s village in southern Sri Lanka in 2010, immediately after the civil war. Together with family members, he developed an improvised story around a shy girl who becomes friends with a spirit, based on similar encounters from his mother’s childhood.

Director: Rajee Samarasinghe
Writer: Rajee Samarasinghe
Producer: Rajee Samarasinghe, Delini Malka Samarasinghe
Executive Producer: Milani Samarasinghe
Director of Photography: Rajee Samarasinghe
Editor: Rajee Samarasinghe
Production Designer: Rajee Samarasinghe
Sound Designer: Rajee Samarasinghe, Christina C Nguyen
Cast: Shalani Dilasha, Malka Malshani, Lanka Rajapaksa

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Spirited Away

Guided by shamans and ancestral spirits, we traverse the line between the living and the dead, tradition and transformation, fiction and non-fiction. — Udval Altangerel

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