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TPT Weather Reports

15 July 2021

Contributors

Kate Baxter

Ridham Janve

Laura Dyan Kezman

Takumã Kuikuro

The Conversation

Impulses

How are we shaped by the spaces we share? What might a retired shepherd from Himachal Pradesh in India, an entrepreneur from Milwaukee, USA and a tribesman from the Brazilian Amazon have in common?

As part of our 2021 Season, with global travel still restricted, filmmakers from The Performance Theatre community are collaborating to bring you into the worlds of three unique community leaders.

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Bhedpal Arjun Ram of Pathiar, Himachal Pradesh, India

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I became a shepherd when I was 11 years old. Now I have returned home but don’t enjoy it here.

In my heart, I still live in the mountains.

Arjun Ram 

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Joanne Sabir, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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My family migrated here from the South. I come from a family of equestrians, of farmers, but unfortunately was unable to know that birth right because of racism.

Joanne Sabir

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Yamalui Kuikuro Mehinaku, Aldeis Ipatse, Xingu Indigenous land, Brazil

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Our grandfathers held this land, that is why we live as their memories.

Yamalui Kuikuro Mehinaku

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The TPT Weather Reports are personal dispatches from the Brazilian Amazon, the mountains of Himachal Pradesh in India and the city of Milwaukee, USA. Our reporters offer very different, but consistently human, perspectives on The Performance Theatre’s 2021 theme of ‘our shared spaces’.

Episode One

The first episode introduces us to our protagonists and the spaces they call home. How have those who came before them dictated where they find themselves?

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Episode Two 

In the second episode, they reflect on their own experience of change in the spaces they share. How do we shape the spaces we live in?

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CREDITS 

FIVE FIFTY FIVE:
Directors: Takumã Kuikuro and Kate Baxter
Producer/Production Manager Five Fifty Five: Charly Burridge-Jones
Editor: Fabian Remy 
Production Manager: Leo Barbenes
Brazil Coordinator: Christina Daniels 
Production Manager: Leo Barbenes
Camera Operator 1: Kainahu Kuikuro
Camera Operator 2: Kalutata Kuikuro
Sound Engineer: Afukaka Kuikuro
Sound Assistant: Palako Kuikuro
Production Assistant: Kuiatsi Kuikuro

INDIA CREW:
Director: Ridham Janve
Cinematographer: Mehul Bhanti
Sound Recordist: Pushkar Singh Bisht 
Episode 1
Location Manager: Rajeev Kumar
Driver: Manoj Kumar
Episode 2
Cast: Arjun Ram, Mahendra Singh, Jai Singh Ram, Lal Chand
Porters: Amritpal Singh, Babu
Driver: Thanu Ram

LIONART MEDIA:
Director and Cinematographer: Laura Dyan Kezman
Assistant Camera: Alexandra Thompson
Editor: Laura Dyan Kezman
Sound Recordist: Eduardo Juarez

THE PERFORMANCE THEATRE:
Director: Saya Snow Kitasei
Creative Producer: Ruhi Jhunjhunwala