Cynthia Bassett (director) Sri Lanka: A Study in Contrasts (2006)
Am Tech Video, Inc. 2006 DVD New
New DVD. Still sealed in original shrink-wrap. NO marks or flaws. 23 minutes.
Documentary video. Discover wall paintings of beautiful maidens, still smiling after 1,500 years in a sheltered grotto. Explore Asia s oldest surviving landscape gardens. And, marvel at the colossal images of Buddha. In Kandy, an exuberant festival, with rules of conduct dating back to 1318, venerates the treasured tooth relic said to belong to Buddha. This annual Esala Perahera spectacle assaults your senses with a barrage of color and sounds, flaming torches, drummers and dancers, costumed children and draped, richly ornamented elephants.