Kaffir culture from Kannan Arunasalam on Vimeo.
This short documentary has made its rounds across the interwebs and I believe it will be of interest to readers here.The documentary is written and produced by Kannan Arunasalam and it is quite enlightening. I must add that the term 'kaffir' is regarded as an offensive term for a black person. Apparently the Kaffirs in Sri Lanka now embrace the term but I have to wonder if they have any other forms of self-identification.
Historians say that the Kaffirs of Sri Lanka started arriving from the eastern shores of Africa in the 1500s with the Portuguese, and later in more waves with the different colonizers of Sri Lanka.
'Kaffir culture' is a video portrait of one such community of Kaffirs and the struggle to keep their culture alive in the face of falling numbers.