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An Immigrant Nation - From Sri Lanka with Sorrow

Television (Full Length) – 1996

In 1983, after riots in Sri Lanka ushered in an extended civil war, the number of arrivals from Sri Lanka to New Zealand rose dramatically. This episode, one of the most moving in the Immigrant Nation series, profiles two Sri Lankan families down under - one from the island's Sinhalese majority, one from the minority Tamils. Both families left home out of fear for their children's future. Amidst the challenge of a new culture, there is celebration too: including double marriage ceremonies which require multiple outfits, when a Tamal Christian marries a Hindu.

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Anna Cottrell

Producer, Director

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Jennifer Bush-Daumec

Producer

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Ian Leslie

Sound

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Jeremy Dempsey

Composer

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Alison Parr

Narrator

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Renaud Maire

Camera

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