Inspite of her multiple court appearances, there has been little movement towards the abolishment of the AFSPA.
So, her protest continues!
Interest in Irom’s life and protest, however, has been fleeting and infrequent in the media, resulting in little awareness about her and her cause.
‘Evoking Irom’ is an effort to tilt this balance, and spread the story of this remarkable woman and the cause she fights for.
The programme will begin with Mumbai-based author and documentary filmmaker Minnie Vaid reading passages from her book,Iron Irom – Two Journeys
Pune-based theatre artiste, Rekha Thakur, will then perform the well-known one-act monologue on Irom called, Le Mashale
And throughout, the inspired artworks from the ‘Postcards For Irom’project will be on display
Black Swan Journeys and Open Space invite you to
Date: Saturday, July 20
Venue: B 1, Hermes Vishal, Lane 7, Koregaon Park, Pune - 411001
Q & A sessions will follow both the reading and the performance
For further details, contact:
Shruti – 9096567519/ Shishir – 9822132092/ Neha - 9922988088
About the participants:
Minnie is an ex-journalist, an author, and a documentary filmmaker. Social causes, especially issues relating to rural India, are subjects closest to her heart. A Doctor to Defend – The Binayak Sen Story was her celebrated first book.
Rekha is a Pune-based theatre artiste who has been performing Le Mashale, in Hindi/English, and Tejyachya Shalaka in Marathi, for the past 2 years in different parts of India. She believes it to be her social responsibility as an artiste to spread the story of Irom Sharmila and the people of Manipur.
Postcards For Irom
This art project was started by visual artist Nitesh Mohanty and his wife Diya through their propagation platform called The Root. Hard-hitting and subtle in equal measure, the postcards have steered much interest in Irom’s story and inspired many to support and raise more awareness.