A product of immigration, integration, and innovation, Sri Lankan born, Desh Amila, started from humble beginnings before realising his dream was in the West, and migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 2000. Desh has since pioneered his career as an award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur, entertainer, and educator on a global scale.
“I feel like I have been a heretic all my life, creating my own path through producing bold films, events, and now producing podcasts. There was a time in my life though when I was unable to exercise my heresy since my country of birth, Sri Lanka, and the people who governed the country did not take kindly to anyone who went against popular belief. In the west, we get to cherish our democratic and indelible rights to freedom, and unless we continue to defend and fight for those said rights, they might slip right through our fingers. This is why I continue to support FAIR.”