Bawa Duka (1997)

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Set against the panoramic backdrop of Sri Lanka, Bawa Duka presents a canvas of life in the southern part of the island in the early part of the twentieth century through a tale of love and heartbreak. The focus is on the encounter of two civilizations when British colonialism and missionary proselytizing join hands to bring about radical changes in the social and economic order of life on the island. The conflicts and turmoil the transition unleashes on society are depicted realistically. The film garnered ten awards at the Sarasaviya Film Festival in Sri Lanka and was also screened at the 4th International Film Festival of Kerala, 1999.



Britain, colonialism, heartbreak, island, missionary, radical, society, turmoil