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The Wind Bird

Rathie a young girl form a remote village, working in a Suburban garment factory, falls in love with a young soldier. One day she realizes that she is pregnant.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2003 00:29 IST
PTI

Director/Screenplay: Inoka Sathyangani Kerthinanda
Sri Lanka/colour/2002/125 mins

Rathie a young girl form a remote village, working in a Suburban garment factory, falls in love with a young soldier. One day she realizes that she is pregnant.

She becomes the victim of a social catastrophe when her lover Shanta, a married man, finds out. She faces a dilemma. According to the laws in Sri Lanka abortions are totally illegal and yet she cannot face the world with a child without a father.

Rathi can neither abort, nor give birth to her child. The onset of free economy after 1977 overturned Sri Lanka's entire social structure. Everyone freely went for what they want without a proper social, legal and political infrastructure to buttress their activities.

All of them lost their soul in the process of searching for it.

Credits
Production: National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka
Cinematography: Channa Deshapriya
Editing: Ravindra Guruge
Music: Nawarathna Gamage

Director's bio note:
Inoka Sathyanganie's very first dirctorial venture, Sulang Kirilli, the only Sri Lankan film to have made it to the competitive finals of the renowned Tokyo International Film Festival.

First Published: Oct 11, 2003 00:29 IST