Sri Lankan filmmaker Dr Lester James Peries talks about his mentor, Lionel Wendt, a photographer and the founder of the 43' Group, a fellowship of distinguished Sri Lankan artists. He talks over footage from 'The Song of Ceylon' (1943) which according to Lester James is the "greatest documentary made in Sri Lanka about Sri Lanka".
The Song of Ceylon (1934)
Directed by Basil Wright
Courtesy of GPO Film Unit, Great Britain
From the Internet Archive (public domain): archive.org/details/Song_Of_Ceylon_1934
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