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(By Walter Jayawardhana)

Hollywood’s Young Artist Foundation has presented the Best Child Actor of the World in an International Feature Film Award to Sri Lankan child artist, Sarala Kariyawasam, who performed a highly acclaimed role of a child widow in the award winning controversial film, Water.

“Sarala performed an absolutely outstanding role in a brilliant film that should have been given more recognition by Hollywood,” said Maureen Dragone, President of the Foundation, which is holding its 28th consecutive year of awards, recognizing and honoring talented young child artists all over the world. “The young actress will definitely be better known in the future,” Dragone further said.

The jury of the foundation said, Sarala has been named the “Leading Young Actor or Actress for the Best Performance in an International Feature Film,” for the current year.

This is the highest award any Sri Lankan child has ever won in any performing arts in the history of Sri Lanka.

Sarala’s parents will accompany their prodigiously talented daughter (11) to Hollywood to accept the award from Dragone, President of the foundation, in a trip sponsored by Sri Lankan Air’s Colombo and Los Angeles offices, at a ceremony presided over by the Sri Lankan Ambassador in Washington, D.C., Bernard Goonetilleke.

A special award presentation ceremony has been arranged by the Sri Lankan Consul General’s office in Los Angeles, as a part of the "Focus Sri Lanka Trade Show" scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on May 28 and 29, to promote the island nation's trade and culture in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Sarala will be awarded the golden figure holding up a star, May 28, at the California Market Center, 110 East 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90079.

Sarala was selected the best out of eight nominations for the category. The other nominees included Ivana Baquero (Spain) for the film Pan's Labyrinth, Alex Pettyfer (England) for the film Alex Rider-Operation Stormbreaker, Freddie Highmore (England) for the film Arthur and the Invisibles, Nansal Balitguluum (Mongolia) for the film The Cave of the Yellow Dog, Jonathon Mason (England) for the film Lassie, Dmitry Martynov (Russia) for the film Night Watch and Jhenbo Yang (China) for the film Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles.

The Young Artist Foundation, which is awarding the title, has been helped in its selection by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is also holding the better known Golden Globe Awards for adult actors and other artists in the performing arts.

Last February, Canadian citizen but India-born writer-director Deepa Mehta's Water, a story about the plight of Hindu widows in the 1930s, failed to win the best foreign film Oscar, losing out to Germany's The Lives of Others. That was the first time a Hindi language film has ever been nominated for an Oscar.

Mehta originally planned to film Water on location in India, but the shooting in India had to be scrapped following protests from Hindu fundamentalist Sangh Parivar outfits, who rioted and set fire to its sets, and it was completed in Sri Lanka’s salubrious and beautiful surroundings at the scenic Bolgoda Lake.

Sarala, an extremely bright girl who did not know a word of Hindi, had to learn all dialogues by heart, but ultimately acted so well, many critics were stunned by her performance.

When the film was presented at the Toronto Film Festival, a critic said, “The film is centered by the extraordinary performance of Sarala as the young Chuyia, a girl whose spirit remains unbroken. Her refusal to bend to her plight carries considerable emotive power and elevates Water from a harsh tale of deprivation into one of hope and the possibility of overcoming. Mehta has made a film for the ages.”

The film is about the harsh treatment received by widows in the 1930s in India. She played the role of a child bride (Chuyia) who lost her husband at the age of eight and was sent to an ashram to live with other widows, leading an austere life, sleeping on concrete floors, begging for a living and sometimes being sold as prostitutes to the Brahmin gentry across the river. She befriends Kalyani, stunningly beautiful other widow played by Lisa Ray. This is what a British critic said of them: “Sarala as Chuyia is a sheer delight to watch; her innocence and bewilderment of the circumstances before her somehow mirror that of our own. Her childlike wonder a revelation, moreso when you realise Sarala doesn’t speak a word of Hindi or English and learnt all of her lines phonetically. Ray plays Kalyani with a subtle innocence - of beauty conditioned to be submissive, whilst Biswas as Shakuntala is the newly enlightened conscience of the movie, the rambunctious Chuyia its soul...An immense movie, daunting at times yet unforgettably touching; the images of Kalyani and Chuyia will stay with you for a long while afterwards.”


James Stahl - Creative Kids

James Stahl - Creative Kids

Creative Kids by R. James Stahl

The week of my Bar Mitzvah, a bomb-making prank (my idea) took my left eye. Until that moment, I was seeing the world as a typical 13-year-old boy sees it. Then, a second later, I wasn’t. The required soul-searching over what to place in Scott’s box revealed that what I believe, and the career I made of it, very likely began in that moment.

I published writers, some of them famous now, when they still had curfews. They would mail me their folded thoughts about growing up, the trials of school, the death of a pet, the birth of a little brother. Most submissions I had to reject, but published or not each one received a personal response from my talented staff or from me. From our little Main Street office in East Greenwich, we published the best submissions in a magazine that we shipped all across the world. My experience taught me to believe in the practical value of listening to young people’s thinking.

Publishing young writers sent a message of hope to creative kids who felt their talents were trivial or unwanted. Their creativity mattered to me. Even the briefest submissions could floor me. One 8th grader, for instance, wrote a poem called “Religion.” “On the sixth day,” it said, “He got up/and sprayed people /from an aerosol can /and then /God threw away /the exhausted container.”

Such provocation -- in seven lines! Is creating humanity as casual as spraying air freshener in a guest room? Or does that “exhausted container” mean that the creative act fatigues even all-powerful God? Is God still omnipotent if he or she suffers fatigue? In hundreds of classrooms that read this poem, discussions took off -- all of them launched by the words of one creative teen!

Publishing kids, I saw that the brightest ones teach their peers and their teachers. That’s why I believe in urging more teen involvement in our civic and volunteer organizations, in our schools, places of worship, and government. We need the brightest ideas from kids, their originality, their view of the world, and their view of us -- the adults in charge.

Creative teens have already shaped our culture. Writers who helped define the American character -- Edgar Allan Poe, Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes among them – were publishing as teens. A young Mozart composed melodies we still hum. When Frankenstein took his first arthritic step into our imaginations, how old was his creator, Mary Shelley? About 16.

So how much higher could America fly if input from creative kids was built into the plan? I believe much higher.

Maybe schools can take the first step. They can become places where innovative, creative kids feel as safe, as wanted and celebrated as their home-run hitting, touchdown-scoring peers in athletics. Rhode Island schools could lead the way. Others may follow.

I believe in getting creative kids to the table now to solve our biggest problems. We can use the help!

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