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[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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Notes to My Father

A story of love, grief and reconciliation between a survivor of trafficking and her father.

From Kadiri, the so-called “trafficker’s stalking grounds” of Andhra Pradesh, Ramadevi was trafficked to a brothel in Maharashtra. She had been married off by her father, Kullayappa at the age of just 13. Kullayappa felt that marriage was the only way to keep his daughter safe from the environment of the brick kiln where they lived and worked. Though they are close now, Ramadevi and her father have never spoken about what happened to her as a teenager. “The truth would kill him”, Ramadevi says. Kullayappa, like most fathers whose daughters are trafficked in India, didn’t know that his decisions could lead to his daughter being trafficked. Once she was gone, he did everything he could to get her back.

The virtual reality film Notes to My Father explores the love, pain and reconciliation between a father and his trafficked daughter. In coming to terms with the role her father played in her perennial story, Ramadevi points to very real solutions for preventing sex trafficking of her daughter and of the next generation.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Jayisha Patel
With:Gabo Arora

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