News from Jaffna

A young reporter dares to cover press freedom in one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists – Sri Lanka.

Kannan is a filmmaker and narrative journalist who uses documentary film, photography and multimedia forms for storytelling. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, broadcast on the BBC and Al Jazeera, and screened at international documentary festivals. His first film ‘Kerosene’ won best documentary short at the South Asian International Documentary Festival 2013, Seattle. His second documentary short ‘The Story of One’ won the inaugural Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation grant prize, 2013. Kannan is also a qualified media and human rights lawyer. He studied psychology at the University of Cambridge and international human rights at the University of Oxford, focusing on new media and conflict.

Country
Sri Lanka
Year
2014
Length
28'
Original Language
English, Tamil
Directed By
Kannan Arunasalam
Produced by
Kannan Arunasalam
Edited by
Ed Perkins, Kannan Arunasalam
Sound
Kannan Arunasalam
Score
Adam Nicholas
Colorist
Jeremy Hogg
Script
Kannan Arunasalam
Camera
Kannan Arunasalam
Other
Sound Balance: Peregrine Andrews
Contact Info
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