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Sumathy Sivamohan – FILM: Sons and Fathers, followed by Q &A with director

October 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Rm. 115 - Lisa and Stephen Lebovitz Screening Room, McMurtry Building

The Tamil musician, Rex Periyasamy, is the lead composer of Sinhala films. At the height of his career he marries Kanthi, a Sinhala woman, in keeping with the multicultural milieu of the country’s film industry. They settle down to a life of prosperity, hopes, and dreams for themselves and their son, Lucky, and daughter, Mala. Sons and Fathers turns the creative lens upon the history of the film industry in Sri Lanka and its chequered path, by narrating the story of two generations of musicians who are caught in the whirlpool of political turbulence, the Tamil separatist war in the north and growing anti-Tamil sentiments in the country. 

Winner of: 

Best Film ( Jury) - World Indian Film Festival, Hyderabhad 2018

Best Music in Feature film - Jaipur International Film Festival 2019

Singapore South Asian Film Festival - Official Selection 2018

Derana Film Festival - Cinema of Tomorrow 2018.

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Global Studies Division, Center for South Asia
Contact Email: 
sharikat@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-725-8150