Events & Activities

Chennai Event: The Peasant of El Salvador

14th August 2018

Director:Quasar Thakore Padamsee

Writer:Peter Gould, Stephen Stearns

Artists:Meher Acharia-Dar, Suhaas Ahuja, Pramod Pathak

The Peasant of El Salvador is the riveting, funny and heartwarming story of a hill farmer and his family, set against the backdrop of the Salvadoran civil unrest of the 1970s. It tells the story of a peasant named Jesus, who has a big heart, a big family and a small piece of land. The peasant, one of hundreds like him, patiently waits for things to change in the face of a military dictatorship, sweeping land reforms, death squads, guerrilla warfare and unprecedented repression. Three narrators take us on a journey to a time and place far removed from us, where the sweat is salty, the corn is sweet, and the feuds are bitter.