BEST DOKS Award Winner DOK.horizonte

The film makers whose works have been collected in DOK.horizonte talk about countries undergoing transitions, about politics and about personal fates. They have not rarely been confronted with difficult production conditions and besides took financial and other risks. For us, their audience.


Frankreich, Sri Lanka 2017 – Director: Jude Ratnam – Original language: English, Sinhala, Tamil – Subtitles: English

For over 20 years a civil war raged between the Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka. What brought about such an unleashing of violence? The filmmaker Jude Ratnam sets out on a journey to explore the country’s past and the memories of his family members. In the end there remains a promise to overcome fear.

Production: Sister Productions. Producer: Julie Paratian. Length: 90 min. International Sales: Upside Distribution.

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