IFFK: The time to dissent is now, says writer NS Madhavan

In these times when the narrative of history is being altered, silence is also a form of resistance, writer NS Madhavan said.

Published: 15th December 2017 04:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2017 11:32 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In these times when the narrative of history is being altered, silence is also a form of resistance, writer NS Madhavan said. He was speaking at the PK Nair Colloquium on ‘Tradition of Dissent’ organised at Hotel Hycinth as part of the 22nd IFFK.  

“Dissent is not possible in times of oppression and citizens in the garb of supporters are alien to the art of articulation. The time to dissent is now,” he told the colloquium. He also emphasised the importance of archiving.

Actor Alencier Ley Lopez, who also participated, said: “I was not a born-actor. Drama was my passion. I’m not at all a star but an actor of the street. As an actor, I have a responsibility to the community and my medium is my body.” “We live in a world of intolerance,” he added.

 

Amrit Gangar, Anup Singh and Sadanand Menon participated in the colloquium. The session dwelled deeply into the ways in which people read into dissent, and cited Guernica, Chomsky’s permitted democracy, and Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’. Veena Hariharan moderated the session.



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