INPUT Brooklyn 2018 - Submissions Sri Lanka
We are happy to announce, that the production “A House is not a Home” from the Sri Lankan director Kanchane Marasinghe (Rupavahini TV) has been chosen for the INPUT 2018 (30 April - 4 May) Television Conference and will be screened on Tuesday 1st May in Brooklyn (New York), USA.
We also would like to thank all six Sri Lankan directors who submitted their productions to the INPUT Brooklyn 2018.
LIFE WITHOUT LOVE - LOVE WITHOUT LIFE (SYNOPSIS)
A remarkable growth is observed all over the world in the percentage of suicide out of total deaths. The tragedy of Sri Lanka is that it holds a top rank in suicide ratio. Constant discussions and reviews are made on the reasons for this issue whilst making different approaches to eliminate this social epidemic This documentary is based on a true story of a person who was the former member of suicide carder in Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE). Since 1983 to 2009, there was twenty six years of war between LTTE and the government military forces in Sri Lanka. LTTE was a separatist guerilla movement who had its own suicide squad in order to destroy the vital political figures and the important venues of the country. They used special bombs which have been attached to their bodies and they detonate the bomb once they meet their target. Nearly more than 40 people have committed suicide under the name of their movement and the liberation of their people. This story is based on how and why these youngsters joined this suicide squad.
WHEN I AM NOT ALIVE (SYNOPSIS)
The film is based on Men and Woman who carry HIV and how they face the society. The drama documentary was created taking the above topic, it begins with a person’s life before he contacted HIV and what life style he led, his mental, social capacity and how you fall in to the trap of becoming a victim of the deadly disease. The documentary is presented by a leading film actress Ms. Chandani Seneviratne. She was visiting places such as parks, beaches and streets to speak mainly to the women and that way she was able to find the deep meaning to the life these HIV victims live.
The tale play revolves around the main character Shanty, a retired teacher aged 65. Shanthi became alone after the death of her husband. She is reluctant to forget her late husband Nevil and, She is in the feeling that Nevil is still living close to her. Therefore she mentally converse with him. She desires to keep and protect all properties including her house, lands and others. Because of her boundless desires in secular life she lives under stress and without ease in her mind. Invisible Nevil advise her to leave everything, but she is not in favors. The conflict runs through the tele play – How ever she had to leave everything or depart relationships and properties. Finally she was able to relax her mind.
MEET AGAIN ANOTHER DAY (SYNOPSIS)
Piyal is fifty years old unmarried person. He is suffering from serious illness. He has nothing to do to evade his loneliness. One day he thinks of finding the girl friend whom he felt in love when he was young. He follows her old address. He finds that his old girl friend was passed away. Her husband still lives but he has some health issues. Piyal’s old girl friend’s daughter recognizes Piyal , Because her mother had told about Piyal. Daughter of Piyal’s old girl friend is an artist. She wants piyal to stay at home for two days, because she wants to draw a portrait of Piyal. At the end of the painting Piyal leaves home giving money to the daughter for curing her father. Piyal thinks that is the good deed to do on behalf of her old girl friend.
A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME (SYNOPSIS)
This story focuses on Jayantha, who lives in Colombo city. His and his neighbors’ houses were taken by the government for various urban development projects by using mostly military force rather than negotiations. They are relocated in newly built storied houses with other groups from Colombo. Eventually this new place generates numerous issues related to the Infrastructure of the building and the various ethnic and cultural communities. Jayantha organizes and leads the community to solve these issues with government authority while having their own solutions within his community.
POSITIVE WOMEN (SYNOPSIS)
Princy Mangalika gets infected with HIV by her husband and becomes the victim of social insult. Villagers set fire on her house. Her two kids are expelled from the school. She is unable to tolerate pain and social insult and thinks several time to commit suicide. But, eventually she determines to live on behalf of her two kids. She flees to her parents’ house. Princy meets a woman, a doctor who is infected HIV and enlightens the reality of life. She joins a NGO to work for the HIV infected people. Finally she builds her own NGO to fight for the protection of the HIV infected people and eliminate the humiliation against them.