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The Other Half

1 hour 30 minutes|Sri Lanka

Director:

Lalith Rathnayake

Country:

Sri Lanka

Year:

2019

Film Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Language:

Sinhala

Producer:

Ven. Aludeniye Subodhi Thero

Screenwriter:

Lalith Rathnayake

Synopsis

In a rural village in Sri Lanka, the family well becomes poisoned by agricultural chemicals. This subsequently leads to the untimely death of Ruwansiri's father who develops chronic kidney disease, leaving his mother works to support the family. At school, he struggles to understand his lessons in a rigid educational system that cannot go beyond rote learning. As an escape from the toxic environment around him, Ruwansiri finds solace in music. Can his passion help him overcome his circumstances?

Lalith Director

Lalith Rathnayake

Director

Lalith Rathnayake, is a well-established Sri Lankan director and writer of TV programming. He has been awarded with a Diploma in TV Production form the National Youth Service Council of Sri Lanka, in his training as a creative director, and also completed a Diploma in Writership and Mass Communication Writing at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Laith Rathnayake’s whole range of work reflects South Asian cultural values that have been shaped by Buddhist philosophy. His intention is to going against the grain, uncovering deeper meanings in human life, and depicting them to his viewership through his creative eye.

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