commencing in May.
M’al d’ Archive is an instance of guerilla filmmaking. It has been shot with a Canon 6D, employed an iPod for sound design and revolves around the Sri Lankan civil war when Kankanamalage left the country. Kalinga Vithanage acted as the director of photography. Most of the action has been filmed at the couple’s home in Hamilton, Ontario. They have a two year old son. Kankanamalage says her true objective was to enable her son to connect with his roots and homeland.
launched a competition at the end of 2014 to build a cultural site in the Bamiyan Valley in the central highlands of Afghanistan. The initiative has been taken in collaboration with the Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture. The valley had been declared a UNESCO cultural site where two seventh century statues of Buddha that attracted tourism were destroyed by the Taliban.
The proposal for reconstruction was named Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence. The winning proposal of an Argentine architect, Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, was selected from the 1,070 entries by a panel of seven experts. The winning design incorporates impressive brick-built passageways and integration into the landscape. The project will cost approximately $2.5 million and the newly built structures will surround a public plaza and park which will serve as a meeting place. It will also have a reflecting pool at one side.