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In a small village in Eastern Sri Lanka in 1989, after her husband was abducted, tortured and murdered by a paramilitary group, 37 year old Kusum has to fight to look after her eight children and mother-in- law all by herself. After a series of unsuccessful odd jobs, where she is constantly abused physically and sexually, Kusum falls into prostitution. Soon the Police arrest her in a brothel. This event adversely affects her children’s schooling. Her revengeful reaction unfolds thereafter.



Genre: Drama

Country: Sri Lanka

Year: 2016

Duration: 84 minutes

Director: Sanjeewa Pushpaumara

Language(s):  Sinhala

Subtitles: English subtitles

Producer(s): Antonin Dedet

Screenplay: Sanjeewa Pushpaumara

Cinematographer:  Kalinga Deshapriya

Editor: Ajith Ramanayake, Katharina Wartena

Sound: Aruna Priyantha Kaluarchchi, Nicolas D'halluin

Music:  R.Abaji, Philip David Sheppard                 

Principal Cast:  Anoma Janadari, Mahendra Perera, Chandani Senavirathne, Samanalee Fonseka

Dates & Times: October 26, 2017 6:00 PM

October 27, 2017 12:00 PM

Followed by Q&A

Plays In:  ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City

Eventbrite - Asian World Film Festival - BURNING BIRDS - Sri Lanka