“A weekend spent in a serene setting, listening to folk music, enjoying local theatre, visiting a doll and poster exhibition, tasting traditional South Asian cuisines including local North Karnataka specialities, getting your portrait done by a cartoonist, shopping for books, browsing through traditional handicrafts made by Banjara women and special kids, watching documentaries like ‘Radiation Stories: Koodankulam’ on the on-going struggle in Koodankulam, and meeting a 24-year-old victim of Agent Orange. Bhoomi Habba is all this and more”.
Held at the Eco Sanctuary, the objective of the festival is to increase peoples’ awareness on issues pertaining to justice , peace and sustainable development in a lively environment of music and food. Over three thousand people including school children from several schools in the neighbourhood participate in this annual festival. The Habba includes a Traditional Foods Festival, a Documentary Film Festival, Poster Exhibitions, Dolls Exhibition, Nature Walks, Art Workshops for Children, Music and Dance. The film festival screens documentaries and children’s films from around the world on urgent, contemporary issues. Exhibitions of posters and dolls facilitates discussions on struggles for justice across India.