Congratulations to Kush Badhwar
‘Blood Earth’ wins the Adolfas Mekas award
Kush Badhwar ‘Blood Earth’ India 2013 video 40 min
Kucheipadar village in Odisha is a bauxite-rich block that since India’s economic liberalisation has been the subject of violent conflict between Adivasis and a mining venture. The singing of songs has come to articulate creative forms and political structures that steered the Kashipur resistance movement from subalternity, through solidarity and into dissolution. Blood Earth interweaves the efforts to record song, farming, village life and a political meeting to improvise a junction between voice, music, silence, sound and noise.