Film Previews

The Laya Project

The Laya Project is a musical and visual journey of folk communities in the 2004 tsunami affected regions of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar and India. Unknown local folk musicians were recorded and filmed, mostly in make-shift on-location studios. While based on regional folk music traditions, the Laya Project mixes and enhances the original recordings, crossing boundaries of genre while still preserving the music of the people. The Laya Project is a personal and collective tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, and is dedicated to the survivors of the 26th December 2004 Asian tsunami. Purchase of CD�s and DVD�s available in theatre lobbies. The music you hear before and after film screenings throughout the festival are part of The Laya Project