(M.P.Varkey, a farmer in Wayanad speaks of agriculture. Video Still from Kalpa Vruksha by Reji Arackal)
(Still from the video Kalpa Vruksha)
In the whole process, Reji, a devoted Christian becomes a pagan, revoking the deities of the forest, of the farm lands, of the trees, of the earth. In the ritualistic act, he adorns the trees with skirts. The local myths and stories come to his help. Varkey becomes an oracle, who speaks of the earth, and makes prophesies. Very intense and engrossing, this video is one of the best videos that I have ever seen so far in my curatorial ventures.
(Video Still from Kalpa Vruksha by Reji Arackal)