Written and performed by Rani Moorthy.
Directed by Ed Higginson.
Filmed by Arthur Smith.
Neela is reluctant to participate in her granddaughter’s history project. The past is too uncomfortable and her memories almost irrelevant in modern Canada. Left alone with her thoughts and a camera, she reflects on the burning of the Jaffna library, and the tragedy that forced her from Sri Lanka. For Neela the past is literally a foreign country.
Rasa Bytes are digital shorts inspired by the themes, content and narrative of Rasa’s stage plays. Via the web, these stand-alone films bring our work to new audiences nationwide, and allow our theatre audiences to deepen their experience and enjoyment.
Burning accompanies our new production Looking For Kool. This will be seen at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London in April 2012. Please see our website for details.