Suranga Katugampala Seed Awards recipient

Suranga Katugampala Profile
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Themes

  • Environment/Climate emergency
  • Racial justice
  • Free expression/civil society

Disciplines

  • Film
  • Sound Art
  • Video Art
  • Visual Art

Country

  • Sri Lanka

Suranga Katugampala was born in Negombo, Sri Lanka. After the first years of high school, he and his brother followed his mother to Italy where he studied multimedia and computer science. After graduating, Suranga returned to Sri Lanka where he founded FreeshTV, the first Sri Lankan webtv. He later trained as a filmmaker, worked with participatory film labs and continued as an artist, serving as an art director for different media agencies. He actively collaborates with Italy. His first feature-length film "For a son" focuses on the effects of migration on different generations.

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