Date(s) - 08/02/2014
Alliance Francaise of Madras
A unique collaboration between one of India’s ﬁnest poets and one of France’s most beloved illustrators, Karthika Nair and Joëlle Jolivet, an unforgettable journey to the heart of the Sundarbans. Adapted from a section of Akram Khan’s award-winning dance-drama DESH, the story — part fable, part adventure — follows the tribulations of a young boy, Shonu, whose parents are honey-gatherers. Driven to distraction by hunger and the thought of honey, Shonu slips away into the mangrove forest one day, in search of honey. What he encounters there is much more than he bargained for!
A cautionary tale on the importance of ecological balance and a rich visual and poetic journey into the heart of the subcontinent.
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