Heritage Odyssey: Unfolding the Multifaceted Personality of an Island Civilization

Visiting Cornell Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne draws on his scholarly work and work as Director General of the UNESCO Central Cultural Fund to present a visual history of Sri Lanka. His work examines how the island society of Sri Lanka is attempting to look beyond its painful experience of a devastating 30-year civil war and how the processes of reconciliation and reconstruction can draw on the island's rich and shared cultural legacy.