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Amid the Villus Film Showing and Q&A

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Our next film showing is ‘Amid the Villus’ on Tuesday 28th November, 11:00-13:00 at the McDonald Courtyard building, and the Director, Prof. Sumathy Sivamohan, will join us for Q&A directly afterward. You can join us in person (and therefore have some coffee and biscuits!) or even join us on Zoom. Sign up:

About the film: A displaced Muslim community return to their village in the former war zone in the north of Sri Lanka. On their return, they find themselves locked in battle with the state, its bureaucracies, and environmental lobbies. This film is about place, work, and survival. It is about memory and about history, a people’s history.

About the director: Professor in English at the Department of English, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, her academic and research lie in the areas of gender, dispossession, the displaced, and the fraught question of nation, Sri Lankan literature, translation and performance, film studies. She teaches in the areas of early modern English literature including Shakespeare, Critical Theory, modern comparative literature, and performance and film studies. An award-winning filmmaker, performer, playwright, poet, and academic, my creative work emphasizes the idiom of conversation and colloquiality, while being experiments in form and style.

This talk is part of the South Asia: Women in the Field series.

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