THE GREAT EXPERIMENT
Thursday, February 6, 2020 to Saturday, February 22, 2020
En Famille No.5 - Siraz Bayjoo 2017
We were taught in school about the Abolition of Slavery.
We weren’t taught about the huge compensation paid to the slave owners. We weren’t taught about the 2 million + Indian migrant labourers who were indentured to work in plantations around the world, replacing slave labour. The abolitionists, and Indian nationalists, called this a ‘new system of slavery’ - the ‘international shame of the Indian’.
The roots of our Mauritian, Asian-Caribbean, Malaysian & African-Asian communities are all buried in this history, known as THE GREAT EXPERIMENT.
As Border Crossings create their new play about these indentured migrations, the actors begin to feel the weight of history in their own lives and their responsibility to the past. Join us behind the scenes as we question who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard.
Full touring dates and booking links to follow shortly!