“Poison Thoughts” (2012) 3'40"
This video project is part of a global initiative “Visualizing Development with Identity” of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), The Netherlands.
For this project, Shillong based The Cryptographik Street Poets, have teamed up with other Khasi musicians to address alcohol abuse among the Khasi youth. In order to get a realistic picture they visited San-Ker Mental Hospital to talk with patients enrolled in the 3-month Detoxification and Rehabilitation program, in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. They gained inspiration from their stories which have been incorporated in the lyrics of “Poisson Thoughts”. Their message is not ‘anti-alcohol’, but it is rather a warning to respect your limits and be aware of the possibly devastating consequences if those limits are crossed.