Sutradhar presents "Bitter Chocolate" written by Pinki Virani and directed by Vinay Varma at Lamakaan on 26th May, 2015.
About the book:
A collage of true incidents of Child Sexual Abuse in India, written by PINKI VIRANI, a talented writer and journalist, who travelled across the country to record the testimonies of the police, doctors, child psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers, lawyers and the traumatised victims themselves.
The tales of anguish that challenges our notions of family honour and morality ...
A child is even unsafe in his or her own house. How long should we live a life of denial !!
Virani reminds us, "We've got to stop believing in the movies. They are mythology. In reel 16, God comes in the form of the hero. In reel 14, the mythological mother gets up and slaps her wayward son."
"Life is non-fiction."
The book has won the Stree Shakti Puraskar on International Women?s Day, 2008.
It is being used by parents and teachers in schools and colleges and by lawyers and doctors to raise awareness about the urgent social problem of child abuse in Indian society.
Presented partly in narrative and partly as a combination of narrative and performance, the play takes us to the horrors of Child Sexual Abuse in our country. A cruel shock and you come face to face with devil haunting human civilization and its real intensity.