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I will not be intimidated

Siva Ganesu is upset. Every day he had been watching on TV what is happening in his home country of Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, The preparations for the planned tr

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I will not be intimidated

Siva Ganesu is upset. Every day he had been watching on TV what is happening in his home country of Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, The preparations for the planned trip to go on. He would not be daunted. The camera team strengthens him in the back. It is Siva Ganesu will accompany, if he is traveling for the first Time since his escape with the family 30 years ago to Sri Lanka. Since the birth of his son, something that drives him is the Desire to find his roots. "Where am I at home?"

Siva Ganesu – firm handshake, big rays, baseball cap with roof to the rear, works as a security officer in a Bank and lives in Dietikon. Siga as Siva Ganesu announced as a Rapper, like Tamil food, even if it is much too sharp for him. With his parents he speaks Tamil, even if he understands more than he can say. He is married – love at first sight, the wedding "Bollywood style". Just be a second child on the way – "madness!". His wife comes from as he is from Sri Lanka. Since he know them, of interest for traditions and customs, like visits to Hindu temples. However, since the birth of his son this was no longer enough. "If you can, explore your origin is a load of you drops out," he says.

accompany Him on this search of his roots, Alexandra Schild producer and Director This Lüscher – known for "Hoselupf"-, "Rider Jack" and "the undertaker" – a documentary value. Because after they had made Siga for the first Time, did you know that there's more to his story, to want to holiday in the home country of the parents.

From refugee to the Bodyguard – in a roundabout way

it was As Siga, four years old, fled his mother and sister to walk with him before the war, "with the truck, and through the woods". The family landed in Germany, Bielefeld. There, the 34-Year-old was on the wrong track – "the wrong settlement, wrong environment". At some point, the low point. More precisely, he is not in the conversation. A newspaper writes: the death of a friend.

"do you really Want to end up?", he had wondered. No. Siga wanted to get out, "it is up to you what you do with your life," he says today. Ten years ago, he took a head-over-heels for a Job in Switzerland. With 20 Euro in the pocket, he had arrived at the main train station of Zurich. The first night he spent on a Park bench – the interview was only the next Morning. "I put everything on this card. And Switzerland extended his Hand to me."

An integration of fairy tales? If, then, one with corners and edges. Siga first worked as a bouncer, then as a bodyguard – "you're what, you're doing something". Him Hollywood stars were – "Samuel L. Jackson has entrusted to an insane Aura" and Arab sheikhs. Denzel Washington had asked him on a car ride, sing for him. Siga said that he could only rap. So he did it. Denzel Washington had wobbled with respect to the head. "You have talent, use it and believe in yourself!", have said the actor.

"I want to be a role model for refugees, for young people," says Siga – for those who grow up with more than one world.

And so Siga hung in the music , the delivery until then, by the way, landed at RTL, Pro 7, Sat 1 and on Youtube. There, his most successful Video has reached almost 70’000 clicks. In the latest music clips: Vanessa, a young woman translated his lyrics into sign language. Siga takes a SIP of coffee, and bubbles: That's inclusion, he thought, as he looked at one of his concerts for the deaf and Hearing people in the audience. The Tamil community and his family would be proud of him. The producer and Director believe in the power of his story on the canvas.

For the first Time in his life, Siga will now travel to his old home. It was sad that the journey is the case in this time. "It is precisely because of such attacks, my parents fled with us 30 years ago." Prior to the recent outbreak of violence, they would not have dared to do it after all these years, to travel to their old home. The memories had been difficult. But you do not want to disappoint your son. You will be flying. Other relatives have cancelled their flights.

Sigas parents want to accompany him to the old home to the annual Hindu temple festival, to her former house, to the hospital, in the Siga was born to neighbors of that time. A few weeks ago, he slipped, full of anticipation and excitement on the chair. Of friends he had, how beautiful his country is. Now, he hope that all will be able to travel to be sure, he says a few weeks after the conversation on the phone.

Siga speaks for many

he tanks in the monastery of Einsiedeln. "Glanz & Gloria", said that he make an atonement for himself there, inwardly, also with his past. His tank that he has, he can, thanks to the birth of his son to shake. The tank helped him against the racism of the courts to him in his Childhood to the German school, both physically and in front of the Swiss Clubs in verbal was. Since he himself was a father, he had other priorities, could leave things behind. Just not its roots. He wants to give his children – Sri Lanka should also be a piece of your home.

"Siga – From refugee to champion" do you mean the documentary. "I want to be a role model for refugees, for young people," says Siga – for those who grow up with more than one world. And of them there are in Switzerland many.

Even if the Film is supposed to be 2020/2021 released, is already after a discussion clear, why do you listen to and should look. Because Siga is not told, what for many, were born in Switzerland, is always comprehensible. Namely, where and what is home, can be, must be. Not easy here in Switzerland or where someone was born. Home with comes, lost, presses to the surface, Stop, missing, messes up, heals, and hurts suddenly, as currently not only Siga but also many other people from Switzerland with sri-Lankan roots experience.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 24.04.2019, 22:10 PM

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