My US Bengali friends’ theatre company Kushilob put together a series of online theatrical shorts reacting to, and explaining, the massive farmers strike currently happening in India. You probably saw protest footage and tear gas on CNN or glimpsed it in the New York Times but perhaps aren’t exactly sure what the fuss is about. The full Kushilob video is here on YouTube. Most of the pieces are in Bengali so for my other friends here’s what the Indian farmers strike is about in 90 seconds. “Salt of the Earth” features Bedatanu Banerjee and me:
Feel free to share either of these vids with anyone anywhere. Thanks.
UPDATE: 10 MONTHS LATER…
November 19, 2021: