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South Asian Documentary Film Series 2019 (screening 2) - 'Demons in Paradise', by Jude Ratnam (2017)

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, B36

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Hosted by the Birkbeck Geography Department, in collaboration with South Asia Solidarity Group.

Screening of the award-winning 'Demons in Paradise’ (2017 - dir. Jude Ratnam) on Sri Lanka's 30-year civil war and Q and A with the director.

Jude Ratnam was five when civil war broke out in Sri Lanka in 1983. The war would go on for 30 years. Jude and his parents fled by train from Colombo to the north of the country to escape the persecution of the Tamils. His uncle, who lived there, joined the Tamil militants. Ratnam once again takes the same train from south to north, this time as a documentary filmmaker. He follows the traces of the war: the violence, the people who helped and the self-destructive terrorism of the militant groups.

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