Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"

Mayomi

Directed by Carol Salter | |

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An exploration of a young Sri Lankan woman’s unconditional love of and obligation to her family, the film is an intimate portrait of the protagonist Mayomi’s struggle to gain independence, while holding her troublesome family together in post-tsunami Sri Lanka. Having lost her soldier husband to the Tamil Tigers and her mother and home to the 2004 tsunami, Mayomi is the only female member left in her family. She single-handedly cares for her disabled father, her alcoholic brother and his abandoned six-year old son. Still homeless, she knows that this is unlikely to change in a country crippled by an inefficient bureaucracy and corruption. As Mayomi struggles to overcome these obstacles, her optimism and courage drive her forward in this moving and tender film.

[director]Carol Salter is a graduate of the UK’s National Film and Television School and also has a Bachelor of Art (Honors) in Fine Arts from Leicester University.[/director]

 

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