As a part of project “disha” we want to create 4 documentaries (20-25 minutes each) in local language (Bengali) and English on food diversity in the following four topics: reviving traditional food, growing food in a small space, living self sufficiently in a small space, and seed saving. disha in Bengali means direction. These documentaries will showcase examples on the direction our communities can go for a resilient future.
bon vojon in the local language literally means a small picnic in the forest. Back in the day a few families came and cooked together lunch mostly by foraging or collecting vegetables and other greens from their surroundings. A tradition that has disappeared in the last decade. We want to revive this tradition by introducing an experimental kitchen space where we will organize small picnics and cook food by sourcing ingredients locally. This event will not only be attended by the locals but also by people from nearby towns and cities. This kitchen space will also be used to experiment with new recipes with local food. We will come with more detail soon!