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  1. Kaffir culture

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    Historians say that the Kaffirs of Sri Lanka started arriving from the eastern shores of Africa in the 1500s with the Portuguese, and later in more waves with the different colonisers of Sri Lanka. 'Kaffir…

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    • Paper

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      In the 1990s, the Sri Lankan government’s embargoes on fuel, medicines and food items in the north and east of Sri Lanka in an effort to frustrate the operations of a separatist militant group…

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      • Kerosene

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        In the 1990s, the Sri Lankan government’s embargoes on fuel, medicines and food items in the north and east of Sri Lanka in an effort to frustrate the operations of a separatist militant group…

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        • Koothu

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          During the 1980s, a team of doctors led by Dr Sivarajah discovered an increasing number of cases of leprosy in the village of Kartupolam in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka. This video portrait tells…

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          • Trailer: Koothu, kerosene and paper

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            How does a taxi driver take the sick to the hospital when there's no fuel around? How does a newspaper publish news of bombs and deaths without newsprint? And how does a community with…

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            • Simplicity is the mark of genius.

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              Mrs Subramanium is the personal assistant to the head of one of Jaffna’s most popular newspapers. She reflects on her approach to life and death and why, despite the constant badgering from…

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              • Returning lives, rebuilding limbs

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                A Sinhalese doctor from Birmingham returns to Sri Lanka to help amputees at the Mannar hospital. Part of the Longing and Belonging series looking at the diaspora returning to Sri Lanka. Produced…

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                • The science of planning in Jaffna

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                  A scientist from Saudi Arabia returns to Sri Lanka to plan a project in his hometown of Jaffna. Part of the Longing and Belonging series looking at the diaspora returning to Sri Lanka. Produced by…

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                  • TRAILER: MYANMAR PORTRAITS OF DIVERSITY

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                    A series of video portraits celebrating Myanmar's religious diversity. Directed by Kannan Arunasalam Filmed & edited by Ed Perkins & Kannan Arunasalam Commissioned by the Centre…

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                    • From London to Jaffna for the first time

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                      A Tamil family from London visit Jaffna during the famous Nallur festival. Part of the Longing and Belonging series looking at the diaspora returning to Sri Lanka. Produced by Kannan Arunasalam This…

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                      • Longing and belonging series

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                        Longing and belonging series: diaspora shorts A series of short portraits about three diaspora individuals and the different ways in which they engage with being in Sri Lanka. Produced by Kannan…

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                        • Times have changed. What can we do?

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                          At 105 years of age, Veerakathy may be the oldest man in Jaffna. The tobacco farmer from Velanai has already outlived three of his sons. He talks about a Jaffna way of life that has helped him live…

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