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New Documentary Commission: ‘Sri Lanka’s Rebel Wife’, Al Jazeera English, Oct 2019 – July 2021


Commissioned to director and produce a new documentary short for Al Jazeera English’s Witness strand. Synopsis: “Ananthy’s husband was a Tamil Tiger who surrendered to government forces at the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009. Since then she’s been searching for him. But the man who led the military campaign is now president and he has called an election to shore up power. Ananthy decides to run. She is fearless — but what really drives Ananthy? Is it justice, revenge or guilt?”

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