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Films From Ceylon

The film begins with Kelaniya, a 5th Century B.C. historic location where Buddha is supposed to have visited for the first time - later the film surveys the art and architectural re¬mains at Mihintale (3rd Century B.C.) where Thero Mahinda, son of Emperor Asoka, met King Devanampiyatissa, who ... Read more
This documentary is composed mainly of paintings, taken from ancient Buddhist temples, which depict the three visits of Gautama Buddha to Ceylon as set down in the sacred chronicles named Dipawamsa and Mahawamsa. ... Read more
The film shows the famous Kandyan Dance in its entirety and details of its variations. We also see portion of the annual pageant in Kandy, "Kandy Perahera". ... Read more
The development of the Galoya Valley in East Ceylon. The camera follows stage by stage tile building of a giant dam to form a reservoir, the clearing of the forest, the settling of colonists and finally the spectacular transformation when water brings lush vegetation to a valley that was once arid. ... Read more
Rekava is the first Sinhalese feature to come to Australia. It tells the story of a young boy, Sena, who saves from thieves a travelling entertainer who prophesies he will become a great healer. A little girl, Anulu, a friend of Sena's, goes temporarily blind, and when she recovers her sight it is ... Read more
A film on the wild life of Ceylon, shot in Ruhuner and Wilpattu National Parks, and in the abandoned Veddha caves of Nuwaragala. ... The film has been conceived in three sequences - "Man in Nature", as exemplified by the Veddha life when primitive man and animal hunted together in a nomadic ... Read more
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