Having fled his country's civil war in his childhood, filmmaker Jude Ratman returns to Siri Lanka to confront the traces of the war in this documentary premiered at Cannes.
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Demons In Paradise. From Cannes, a film on Post-War Siri Lanka
Sri Lanka 1983, Jude Ratman is five years old. On a red train, he flees the massacre of the Tamils instigated by the Pro-Sinhalese majoritarian government.
Now a filmmaker, he takes the same train from South to North. As he advances, the traces of the violence of the 26-year-old war and the one which turned the Tamil's fight for freedom into a self-destructive terrorism pass before his eyes.
Reminiscing the hidden souvenirs of fighters and Tamil Tigers, he unveils the repressed memories of his compatriots, opening the door to a new era and making peace possible again.