From Fleeing to Friendship
Nimal was a film maker in Sri Lanka but had to flee to Wales when threats were made against his life. Nimal portrays his daughter's relationship with their health worker and the hope he has for his family's future here.
"We came to Cardiff with our lives but without life. My name is Nimal Tennakoon. I was a film director and writer. I married a famous actress - Mangala Kararadne. I always used this visual media for giving knowledge to people to help them think.
During the Civil War, I travelled all over the war-scene and made a documentary about the people's agony and I created the first tele-drama on ethnic issues. That was the first time my life was threatened. But it was my film that exposed how politicians are in the heroin drugs trade. That took my life from me.
After a first screening a political storm came to claim our lives.
One night it attacked us physically and mentally destroying everything. We had serious struggle to be alive and escape from the country.
This is our re-incarnation. We have met very kind human beings - time has travelled past.
When my elder daughter started school, my younger daughter was very upset. She felt very lonely. One day (sound of knocks on the door).
"Hello there. I'm Vicky Gunter, the family health worker from Sure-Start. I've come to see you all. Is it alright if I come in?"
"Yes, come in please."
From the beginning Dulani was afraid of Vicky but she managed to get closer to her.
"Hello. How are you? I'm Vicky, Vicky. And what's your name?"
"Dulani. OK, Dulani. Can you see what I've got. Yes. There, there."
"What's this colour... Red... red."
Vicky and Dulani began to play, speaking their own languages. Within one hour they became very good friends.
When Vicky was ready to go, Dulani was very upset. She ran to the front door and blocked it. When Vicky went to leave, Dulani grabbed her legs and began...
That is the only English word she knew. I realise children don't see any colour, race, culture or country. This world belongs to them. That is the beginning of real global village. I feel happy because our future will be secure."