Kanavuppattarai Productions presents…
White Van Stories – a 2 hour documentary feature on enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka by Leena Manimekalai.
They hijack your lives. By the shadows of night; by the piercing light of day. They come for you in aggressive military green. Sometimes in cunning civilian shades. They grab you by the throat without reason; they collar your shoulder without a warrant. Like slaves to savages you are led against your will. You are forced to leave behind a home of broken spirits to lament your loss; loved ones who will tirelessly look for you.
A search that will only leave you dry lunged and distraught in the face of unsympathetic officials and hostile threats.
Nobody knows where you are. You are no longer a recorded statistic of society.
You just don’t exist anymore.