Art has always been a powerful tool to bring attention to pressing social issues, and we have an incredible opportunity to witness this power come alive through the street play Jeeva Jala, performed by the talented children of Hasiru Dala’s Buguri Library, who hail from waste pickers’ communities and are using artistic mediums to raise thought-provoking questions on social issues.
The performance shines a light on the lack of basic infrastructure in communities where waste pickers live, impacting children’s education. The play delves deep into the issues of caste and gender inequality that hinder access to education and draws inspiration from Dr. Ambedkar’s Mahad Satyagraha.
It encourages us to look at communities’ histories to gather wisdom and nurture hope.
We invite you to be a part of this artistic experience. The performance is in Kannada and promises to educate, inspire, and move us all.