Here’s How Funny Boy Has Opened Doors for South Asian Cinema

As South Asian representation in Hollywood starts to gradually (though slowly) increase, Deepa Mehta‘s adaptation of the novel Funny Boy written by Shyam Selvadurai can be seen as a film that widens the doors for inclusion. The story predominantly takes place in Sri Lanka and addresses the necessary topics of the time when the country was facing unrest as the tension between the two ethnic groups of Sinhalese and Tamil started to grow.

Funny Boy is a collaboration between Selvadurai, Deepa Mehta, and Ava DuVernay that advances South Asian representation in mainstream media.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed

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