Anuthigaa Periyathamby

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Anuthigaa Periyathamby

Anuthigaa Periyathamby (23 years)
Zürich, Switzerland

In this video story Anuthigaa talks of the 83’ pogrom as a vague event in terms of her knowledge of the Sri Lankan conflict and recalls that she has not spoken about it with her parents, whom she feels may have left Sri Lanka due to it.  Her perspective is reflective of what is common amongst the diaspora youth. Anuthigaa reflects on her experiences with colleagues who discuss the event in emotional terms, internalising it as a personal experience even though this was not the case, something that she is unable to do.

Anuthigaa Periyathamby is studying political science at the University of Zürich and is also a Bharathanatyam dancer.

P. Vijayashanthan – Concept, Photography & Editing
Tanuja Thurairajah – Concept and Text Summaries