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Ray Of Hope

Synopsis

The 26-year armed conflict in Sri Lanka compelled numerous Eelam Tamils to seek refuge in foreign nations, notably in Canada. Among them is Rathika Sitsabaiesan, a former Canadian Member of Parliament, who fled the Sri Lankan civil war with her Tamil family during her childhood. The anguish and tales of the conflict drove Rathika’s advocacy. In 2013, her visit to Sri Lanka rekindled her own traumatic memories, as she was surveilled by the very government accountable for widespread suffering.

“Ray of Hope” delves into the intricate aftermath of trauma within a community that is now breaking its silence, aiming to attain justice for the multitude who have gone missing or perished. The documentary sheds light on how Rathika’s experience echoes the larger narrative of Eelam Tamils migrants, exploring the intricate interplay between personal and collective healing and the pursuit of accountability.

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Testimonials

A powerful movie that was enlightening. It shared the untold story of many who have suffered at the hands of others and brings light to genicide and the impact it has on the lives of the oppressed.

It provides a great opportunity to experience our history. This movie gives us a chance to understand what happened, and a way for us to preserve history for future generations to recognize and understand.

This is a profound and powerful statement on the genocide of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. It brings into focus the ongoing struggle of Tamils and the effects of inter-generational trauma. It is also very informative.

It is a testament to the human spirit and serves as a powerful reminder of the ongoing struggles faced by those affected by genocide. A must-watch to understand the complexities of conflict and power of hope.

CREDITS
RYAN SINGH PRODUCTIONS AND MBI PICTURES PRESENTS RAY OF HOPE STARRING RATHIKA SITSABIESANMAYA D’ELIA SUTHA SHANMUGARAJAH COLLINS PERINPANAYAGAM CULTURAL CONSULTANT DAYANA STANISLAUS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS RATHIKA SITSABAIESAN RYAN SINGH PATRICIA SCARLEIT NIKILA COLE VIJAY SANKAR MUKUNDA MURALEE CINEMATOGRAPHERS ROGER SINGH RYAN SINGH COMPOSER ANDRES GALINDO ARTEAGA EDITOR KIRK TAYLOR WRITERS / DIRECTORS RYAN SINGH NIKILA COLE
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