Under the Film Forum, films, both contemporary and old, with a link to poverty and development as well as a potential to inspire social change are screened and discussed. Films are hosted by the CEPA staff, guest hosts identified by CEPA and by members of the audience who would volunteer to host a particular film. The host’s task is to make a brief introduction to the film, by way of writing a short blurb to be used when publicising and a verbal introduction before the film is screened. The host also facilitates a post-film discussion. There are 6 Film Forums per year.
Sritharan Someetharan is a young filmmaker and a journalist focusing on socio-political issues in Sri Lanka for over ten years.He was living in war-torn Jaffna back in the 80s and his personal experiences led him to express the destruction of war through a cinematic lens. He started his career as a radio personality focusing on social, cultural, political and environmental issues across the island. After migrating to Chennai in 2004, Somee has produced several documentaries including Burning Memoriesand Mullaitivu Saga. Read More
Sri Lankan think-tank promoting a better understanding of poverty-related development issues. CEPA believes that poverty is an injustice that should be overcome and that overcoming poverty involves changing policies and practices nationally and internationally, as well as working with people in poverty.
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