Aaron Burton: My Mother’s Village
Academics / Anthropologists / Filmmakers / The Sunday Times

Aaron Burton: My Mother’s Village

Some of the most interesting moments in Aaron Burton’s film ‘My Mother’s Village,’ come when people sit watching themselves. There, captured on the screen, they are as they were over 30 years ago. The passing of time solidifies in that moment, etched in to the very lines of people’s faces. Chandrawathie’s face now, for instance, … Continue reading

Russell and Clayton Peters: The Boys from Brampton Rule Comedy
Comedians / Filmmakers / The Sunday Times / Writers

Russell and Clayton Peters: The Boys from Brampton Rule Comedy

As they enter the room, Russell ‘Teats’ Peters and Clayton ‘Toots’ Peters split up. Russell, one of the world’s most successful comedians, steps to the front where a long table is set up for the news conference. Watchful elder brother, Clayton sits right at the back. This is their fourth time on a major tour, … Continue reading

Chandran Rutnam, Ravindra Randeniya, Boris Clavel: Easy Island Dreams
Designers / Directors / Filmmakers / LiveMint

Chandran Rutnam, Ravindra Randeniya, Boris Clavel: Easy Island Dreams

Moviemakers have coaxed Sri Lanka into costume more than once—that’s her masquerading as a small Indian village that needs Harrison Ford’s whip-cracking assistance in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and there she is again, looking like Thailand and the site for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). In Tarzan, the Ape Man(1981), you’re supposed to mistake … Continue reading

Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein: The Perennial Plate
Chefs / Filmmakers / The Sunday Times / Travelers

Mirra Fine and Daniel Klein: The Perennial Plate

Sitting across from a stranger in a foreign country, Mirra Fine will sometimes catch herself wondering how she got lucky enough to be there. Mirra and her fiance, chef and activist Daniel Klein produce ‘The Perennial Plate’ – an online weekly documentary series ‘dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating.’ For series one and two … Continue reading