Category Archives: Documentary films

When Worlds Collide #76: Against the Fall of Memory…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 28 July 2013 “I’m everything you lost. You won’t forgive me.  My memory keeps getting in the way of your history.” So wrote Agha Shahid … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #49: Living with Our Toxic Heritage…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 13 January 2013 My column on 30 December 2012, which assessed the lasting influence of Silent Spring and its author Rachel Carson, was focused on the … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #32: Cultivating the Mind for Greener Harvests

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 9 September 2012 Yang Saing Koma is lean, soft spoken and modest – not your typical image of a revolutionary. But for 15 years, the Cambodian … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #28: From Great Basses Reef to ‘Ran Muthu Duwa’ – Story of Ceylon’s First Colour Movie

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 12 August 2012 Ran Muthu Duwa (Island of Treasures), the first colour Sinhala feature film made in Sri Lanka, was released exactly 50 years ago this … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #26: Olympics on TV – How the World is One!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 29 July 2012 By the time you read this, London Olympics 2012 would have started with an opening ceremony showcasing the best of Britain. Themed as … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #15: Robert Lamb – The Earth’s Reporter

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 13 May 2012 Exactly three months ago, on 13 February 2012, Robert Paul Lamb died at his London home. With his untimely exit, I lost a … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide#6: Facing Uncertain Futures

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 11 March 2012 I was both delighted and depressed watching the 84th Academy (Oscar) Awards ceremony, held in Hollywood on 26 February 2012. I shared the … Continue reading

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