Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan filmmaker wins award for documentary on disappeared Jesuit priest in East during war
Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 09:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 19, Colombo: The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film today awarded Sri Lankan journalist and filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam its first annual prize for best documentary 'short-short' film.

Arunasalam's film, The Story of One, documents the lives of an American Jesuit priest and a boy in the East and their disappearance 22 years ago during the height of the war between Sri Lankan security forces and Tamil Tiger terrorists.

Arunasalam's short film was selected by the executive board of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation. He will receive a US$ 5,000 prize for best documentary short film.

"Rooted in reportage and traditional documentary filmmaking, Kannan's film doesn't try to tone down these atrocities. Instead, he treats the viewer to the very voices of those that had been there and lost loved ones," said Foundation Founder and President Manuel Rivera-Ortiz.

"Kannan bears witness on our behalf reminding us yet again of the power of not only the moving voice, but of the moving picture. His work exemplifies the core mission of our foundation."

Established in 2010, The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film is a Not-for-Profit Organization headquartered in New York.

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation is committed to positive social discourse in underrepresented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging photographers working in developing nations to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Pugoda Magistrate Court transfers case against former minister Basil Rajapaksa to Gampaha High Court
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Government has taken measures to strengthen parliament - PM
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Speaker calls on young lawmakers to act as role models for youth
-- [6 hours ago]
Houses for 68 more families affected by Meethotamulla disaster
-- [7 hours ago]
Central Province Minister resigns from post to protest father's removal from SLFP organizer post
-- [8 hours ago]
'Sri Lanka is a beacon of hope for other parliamentary democracies' - IPU President
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Premier leaves for India on working visit
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy, Indian Coast Guard facilitate repatriation of seven Sri Lankan fishermen
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka-Korea trade association formed to boost bilateral trade
-- [9 hours ago]
Court revokes arrest warrant on former cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan
-- [9 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.