Monsoon Modern is a fiscally sponsored artist project of C4 Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts service organization.
In the 1960’s and 70’s there was a remarkable architectural movement that came about in Sri Lanka that was influenced by the principles of European modernism but was also grounded in the climate, culture and vernacular building traditions of the island. There were four pioneers associated with this movement. They have since passed away but they left behind a notable legacy of built work.
Much of this legacy is now under threat and there is an urgent need to document what remains and to raise awareness of this remarkable cultural heritage. This project intends to produce a feature length documentary film that will expose an international audience to Sri Lankan modernism.
Begins: May 20, 2019
Ends: May 20, 2020