The Name Of Buddha in the spotlight again
film In The Name of Buddha that won the Newport Beach Film Festival
award in Los Angeles California has won another award for the Best
Foreign Film at Hollywood's Beverly Hills Film Festival.
Sai George said, "The huge response in America has taken us by
surprise. There was disbelief at how such a tragedy had not received
more attention before, but one person told me thatit is a measure of how
much closer the Americans are looking at global issues now. The timing
is ripe for them".
Rajesh Touchriver said that "The West Coast reaction has been
fantastic.The people were moved by the film and the awards are a measure
film's U.S. debut has met with an emotional response to the human
tragedy which has engulfed the lives of tens of thousands of people
during the ethnic conflict that has gripped Sri Lanka for nearly two
of the refugees of the tragedy were present at both festivals to witness
the true story of Siva, a Lankan Tamil, who fled the war between the
Tamil Tigers, the Sri Lankan military and the Indian Peacekeeping Force
officer for Da'Sai film International Limited, Carolyn Allen said the
film has met with a few pockets of protest including one from the Sri
West Coast response is similar to what we have seen from human rights
organisations all over the world. Some of these organisations want to
screen the film at fund raising events," she added.
peace process in Sri Lanka is in a stalemate again and there is a
desperate need to bring more global awareness to push that process
onwards again. We hope the film will help to do this," Allen stated
in a release.
Film International, Ltd. press release