Best Movies and Documentaries about Sri Lanka

Dheepan 2016

A winner of Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival. Three strangers pretend to be a family in order to escape war in their home country of Sri Lanka.  Arriving in France full of hopes for a better life, they  face new struggles living in tough suburb of Paris.

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Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve 2012

Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the Indian Ocean. In Episode 5 he travels from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh.

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The Third Wave 2007

After 2004 Tsunami disaster, a group of independent volunteers travel to Sri Lanka, for what was initially planned to be a two week trip, but find themselves in charge of a refugee camp with over 3000 people.

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Crayons and Paper 2009

Documentary about the effect of war on children. The film features drawings made by children in Sri Lanka and Darfur.

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Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields by Channel 4

Powerful and distressing  documentary about the last few weeks of Sri Lankan civil war.

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