International Peace Day Festival, 19-22 Sept. 2009

Kriti Team
invites you for its

Fourth Annual Peace Day festival
‘Interpretations of Peace and Conflict’

19-22 September 2009
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Saturday, 19th September, 7.00 - 8.30 PM:
@Amaltas, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

Manufacturing Peace - a Panel Discussion with Anil Chaudhary, Gautam Navlakha, Kavita Srivastava, Ajay Chaudhary, Vasundhara Jairath, Sukumur Murlidharan, and other eminent Scholars & Activists; Moderator: Nandini Sundar

Monday, 21st September, 7.00 - 8.30 pm: International Peace Day celebrations
Peace Theatre
@ Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

About Caliban: Also About Colombo
......a Hamara Shakespeare Fest'09 outreach

a play by the students of Loyola College, Chennai
in association with the Prakriti Foundation
Principal Texts:
Peter Handke, Edward Kamau Braithwaite, William Shakespeare, Sumathy and a collage of works from Jaffna poets
Directed by Parnab Mukherjee

Synopsis: Who or what is a Caliban? Our play is not just a re-working of a Shakespeare classic treated with a collage of texts but a voyage to find Caliban amongst the dissident map in India and Sri Lanka. All over these countries we are identifying "traitors." Traitors like people who legally question the government on the murder of Lasantha Wickeramatunge; like people who question the years of developmental apathy that led to the multiple flashpoints in Lalgarh and Nandigram; like editors who are shot dead in the north-east of India with an alarming regularity; like marginal voice arguing about the internment of 280,000 Tamils who are languishing in relief camps in the north and east of Serendip, like people who question the wrist-cutting barbarity in Kalinganagar, like poets waging war against aesthetics in claustrophobic set-ups where religion is invoked as a convenience to shoot down any artistic play identifies Calibans and tries to reclaim the Tempest for him.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 7.00 - 8.30 pm:
Peace Reels
@Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

Damaged (73 mins/ English) by Subrat Kumar Sahu:
A film that travels to the Upper Indrāvati Hydropower Project in Kalahandi district of Orissa, questioning popular notions of development, as it experiences how a ‘sustainable economy of inclusive prosperity’ has been turned into the ‘farcical sport of growth statistics’.

The Lament of Niyamraja (13 mins/ Kui) by Surya Shankar Dash:
This short film of a Dongria Kond song captures with the sounds of music, some moments from the hills of Niyamgiri in Orissa which is yet to be lost to the attempts of Vedanta, an aluminium company wanting to undertake mining here!

Gaon Chhodab Nahin (8 mins/ Hindi dialect) by K P Sasi:
This movement music video depicts the lives and times of adivasi and dalits populations and their struggles against the development projects and corporates induced displacement.

On the sidelines: some poetry, books and films on related issues and more…
Acknowledgements: India Habitat Centre for venue support; Delhi Solidarity Group for 19th sept; Loyola College and Prakriti Foundation for 21st September and Niyamgiri supporters, DSG and Sangat for 22nd September! Donations and support welcome for this independently organised festival to keep the peace candles burning!

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Celebrating 10 years of Kriti team's expressions for social change!