[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) presented its play ‘When Chocolate melts’ at the National Culture Center (NCC) that speaks to the issue of domestic violence, and the dangers that can ensue for family members.
The play, written and directed by NeazSubhan, following the staging of Vijay Tendulkar’s ‘Kanyadaan’ in 2008, examines some thematic areas with regards to family, while emphasising the challenges faced when confronted with the horrors of domestic abuse and its related effects.
It features a cast of 11, and is staged under the theme “A Saga of strength and weakness. Stop Abuse! Love your family!” It continues today at 7:00pm at the NCC.
Among the attendees were Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and Minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster. The Minister commended the IAC for the work it has been doing with families, using art and culture to portray messages in their plays to sensitise persons on societal ills.
Twelve days in November have been designated by the United Nations for activism to end violence in countries around the world, starting on November 25.
Meanwhile Subhan pointed out that the play does not portray music and dances as previous IAC productions because domestic violence is not something that is celebrated.
Domestic violence now labelled as gender based violence, unfortunately continues to plague societies with devastating effects in many instance.