In this short animated film, marine biologist and ocean educator Asha de Vos talks about the giant blue whale skeleton that inspired her as a child, and the challenges of being a South Asian woman in science.
Thaji Dias is a performance artist and teacher, specialising in traditional Sri Lankan dance. She hails from a family of dancers and draws inspiration from her late grandparents Guru Chithrasena and Vajira. Despite its traditional roots in the male form, the females of Chitrasena’s family – continue to preserve, innovate and present these art forms on the modern stage.
In this short film, architect Amila de Mel talks about one of her most challenging projects to date – the relocation of the home of renowned artist Ena de Silva from Colombo to Lunuganga in Bentota.
In this short animated interview, beloved children’s author and illustrator Sybil Wettasinghe recalls her childhood in the village and the inspiration behind her award winning children’s book, Kuda Hora or Umbrella Thief.
83 – A Very Short Film is an animation by Irushi Tennekoon, Sumudu Athukorala and Sumedha Kelegama. It tells the story of a man who is haunted by the memories of his involvement in the Black July riots of 1983. ’83 won Best Animated Film at the Agenda14 Short Film Festival in 2016 and has been screened at the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka. The film is also currently part of NYU Abu Dhabi’s MENASA Film and New Media syllabus.

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