“There will be singing about the dark times…”

Faisal Abu Alhayjaa of the Freedom Theatre, Jenin, Palestine, and Sudhanva Deshpande of the Jana Natya Manch, Delhi, talk about a one-of-a-kind Freedom Jatha in India, an eleven-city street theatre tour starting December 18, 2015. Collaborating forces in commemoration of the founders of Janam and The Freedom Theatre, Safdar Hashmi and Juliano Mer Khamis respectively, Deshpande and Alhayjaa consider the ways in which cultural resistance helps curb extra-state extremism. Deshpande compares the Hindutva forces with the forces of Zionism, and underlines the fact that India needs solidarity from Palestine as much Palestine needs it from us.