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Review of ‘Kaffir Culture’: “insightful documentary”, Shadow and Act

“An insightful short documentary by Sri Lankan filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam, which tells the story of a small group of Sri Lankans of African descent, and their attempts to keep their culture alive in the face of falling numbers. According to Arunasalam, the Kaffirs of Sri Lanka started arriving from the eastern shores of Africa in the 1500s with the Portuguese, and later in more waves with the different colonizers of Sri Lanka.” Watch: Sri Lankan’s of African descent fight to keep their culture alive in Kaffir Culture, Shadow & Act, 11 February 2016

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