How does a taxi driver take the sick to the hospital when there’s no fuel around?

How does a newspaper publish news of bombs and deaths without newsprint?

And how does a community with leprosy survive despair and isolation?

Koothu, kerosene and paper: portraits of resilience, expression and survival about the people of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Watch Koothu in full here.

Shot and cut by Kannan Arunasalam. A trailer for Kannan’s stunning three short films can be seen below.


  • wijayapala

    Terrific short film by Kannan Arunasalam. Highly recommended!!!

  • yapa

    I have no words to express my feelings, Thank you so much.