Bringing into focus a forgotten crisis

K. Ajith Kumar KOZHIKODE, MARCH 14, 2017 20:45 IST UPDATED: MARCH 16, 2017 19:10 IST http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kozhikode/bringing-into-focus-a-forgotten-refugee-crisis/article17462413.ece Leena Manimekalai is all praise for women’s film fest held in Kozhikode In 2010, a cargo ship named Sun Sea landed in troubled waters in Canada. The ship, with

Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai’s Next, ‘The Sunshine’, To Narrate The Tale Of A Young Lankan Refugee

BY ASWATHY GOPALAKRISHNAN ON NOVEMBER 29, 2016 https://silverscreen.in/tamil/news/leena-manimekalais-indo-french-canadian-film-traces-journey-young-lankan-refugee/ A young Sri Lankan refugee’s uncertain journey across three countries takes centre stage in an upcoming Indo-French-Canadian film. Titled The Sunshine, the film will be directed by poet-filmmaker Leena Manimekalai, and stars Shobasakthi aka Anthonythasan, who played the

The Unknown Fate Of Thousands In Sri Lanka

Link in Kafila http://kafila.org/2013/09/02/the-unknown-fate-of-thousands-in-sri-lanka-leena-manimekalai/ Link in  https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/the-unknown-fate-of-thousands-in-sri-lanka/   By Leena Manimekalai – Leena Manimekalai By the wayside: This wreath/ with no name attached /is for you/who has no grave/ As the place of earth/ which embraced you/ could not be found/this wreath was

Literary Post-mortem in Jaffna: Ploughing the Wounds of Conflict

Sanitized version of my article below in “The Hindu” http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/events/let-the-healing-begin/article5006799.ece “Absent, I come to the home of the absent “ – Poet Mahmoud Darwish Traveling on A9 highway connecting rest of Srilanka to Jaffna Peninsula, the former rebel runway, now

A beauty’s blog creates furore

April 10, 2012  By Lakshmi Krupa Deccan Chronicle Chennai Tags:  blogs, freedom of speech, internet, Leena Manimekalai, poetry  https://cis-india.org/news/beauty-blog-creates-furore Her first Tamil poetry anthology Otraiyilaiyena (As a single leaf) saw three editions and the second one Ulagin Azhagiya Muthal Penn (The first beautiful woman in the world) invited mixed

WHAT THE SEA SAW – A film on Tamil Fishermen comes ashore (Cover page article in EYE (Indian Express))

  Alaka SahaniTags : Tamil filmmaker, Leena Manimekalai,Sengadal, Mumbai Film FestivalPosted: Sun Oct 09 2011, 00:03 hrsNew Delhi: After a fight against censorship, Tamil filmmaker Leena Manimekalai is ready to showcase her film Sengadal, the story of a fishing community living on the fringes

It is time we censored the Censor Board

 http://expressbuzz.com/opinion/op-ed/it-is-time-we-censored-the-censor-board/242944.html Page 11 of Jan28,2011 Indian Express Leena Manimekalai First Published : 27 Jan 2011 12:30:00 AM IST Last Updated : 28 Jan 2011 12:41:50 AM IST On December 31, 2010, the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) watched and refused the

Of untold tales and unheard voices, Sunday Express, I – Witness, 26.09.10. Ranjitha Gunasekaran

http://expressbuzz.com/magazine/of-untold-tales-and-unheard-voices/209629.html   Tourists come to Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram to see ruins and the searing blue of the sea. Film crews frequently shoot there. And until last year, it was where Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka would be dropped at night