Category: Videos

WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist

WMC Short Film Competition was adjudicated in November 2011 and the winning entries were screened during the WMC Film Festival in March 2012. The awarding ceremony was also held during this event. The winners and shortlisted entries have been uploaded to the WMC YouTube channel. There’s also a video clip featuring the film festival and … Continue reading WMC Short Film Competition 2011 | Winners and Shortlist

Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie

ACTFORM produced a documentary on Ariyawathie from Hakmana, Matara (in the Southern Province) who was inhumanely tortured while working in Saudi Arabia in 2010 by her employers who hammered nails into various parts of her body. The documentary is in Sinhala with English subtitles. DVDs were distributed to relevant Ministries, migrant worker organizations, trade unions etc. and … Continue reading Documentary on migrant worker Ariyawathie

Where are the women in Local Government?

Despite an extremely favourable Human Development Index (HDI) for women, women’s representation in elected political bodies in Sri Lanka is abysmally low. It is 5.8% in parliament, 4.1% in provincial councils and only 1.8% in local government. Nominations for women by the major political parties have remained almost stagnant in the last 50 years and … Continue reading Where are the women in Local Government?