Comment on After the UNHRC Resolution Vote: Don’t Hold Your Breath for Truth, Justice or Reconciliation by Emma Pask
Ground Views - almost 5 years
This is a profound article and one that really resonates with me. In January of 2012 myself and 4 others from Australia and Chennai, India travelled to Jaffna to undertake some playback theatre training with a small group of young people. I am not sure if you have heard of playback theatre but perhaps you might like to look it up. It is basically a form of improvisational theatre in which audience members are invited to share stories which the actors then perform back to them. As such the form has cathartic properties that help individuals and groups process their stories either personal or collective. Playback is practiced widely across more than 50 countries and has a strong and robust network / community of international practitioners.
The team heading to Jaffna was part of 4 teams working across Sri Lanka, 3 other trainings took place in Colombo, Unawatuna and Hatton. At the end of a week in which these four groups worked simultaneously but separately, all four came
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