local history

The Wanted Land, 12-minute video

In the main gallery a copy of this book is on view for visitors to peruse its beautiful drawings as well as The Wanted Land, a 12-minute video that makes visible how local people have interpreted, understood and experienced the Dutch colonization of Fort Cochin. It gathers family genealogies, storytelling, and exchange of information as a re-viewing of history favoring oral traditions, participation and vox populi perspectives over the official written narrative of historians, social scientists, anthropologists and sociologists.

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