The Old Blog Archive, 2005-2009

Acting Like a Thief: Kerim’s New Documentary

Kerim Friedman and his wife, Shashwati Talukdar, have recently made a new documentary on the Chhara community, formerly under the British rule labeled as “the criminal tribe,” and their theatre. According to Kerim’s blog:

Acting Like a Thief is a short film about the Budhan Theatre of Chharanagar. Starting with playwright Dakxin Bajrange discussing his arrest , the film brings us inside the lives of a dedicated group of young actors and their families as they discuss what it means to be a “born criminal” and how theater changed their lives.

This film can be downloaded from the film’s official site. And please support their fund-raising campaign that finances their on-going project (of which Acting Like a Thief is a part) !

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