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Duration - 1 hour 45 minutes 42 seconds

Country - United Kingdom

Language - Tamil

Year - 2018

SYNOPSIS : The Film Synopsis - OTRAI PANAI MARAM - SINGLE PALM TREE Tamil/Sinhala feature filmSet against the backdrop of the 30-years of armed conflict for a separate state for Tamils in Sri Lanka which ended on the 18th May 2009, “OTRAI PANAI MARAM - SINGLE PALM TREE” is a striking film, spotlights the unprecedented destruction and loss of life. As many as 146,000 dead, Tamil towns reduced to rubble, families torn apart…. the brutal Sri Lankan military campaign caused untold hardship, pushing nearly half a million Tamils into squalid refugee camps in Wanni, while the government holding victory celebrations in the southern Sinhala state This film takes audience through the painful journey of three lives affected by the war.Sundaram, who lost his pregnant wife in the brutal war, Kasthoori who lost her husband, who is a freedom fighter, and a 16 year old girl whose entire family was killed in a horrific aerial bombardment happened to have gave in themselves as a family unit. Having gone through an agonising life in the horrific refugee camps which the government claiming, “Rehabilitation and Welfare camps”, and finally, after three years returning to their native villages. It focuses on how their new lives begin, the grim reality of the new environment, the challenges that they have to face from their own community and continuing state terrorism. This is more than just an important film, it’s a documentation of an ugly and shameful part of Sri Lanka history.


Official Selection September 2018

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