„Different kinds of struggle complete each other, like forests. Antigone in the Amazon is one of the seeds planted by many hands whose fruits will nourish our hope and confidence in the future.”
Douglas Estevam, Landless Workers’ Movement (full text)
The Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) has been working with IIPM and the Belgian theatre NTGent for many years now. Since May 13th, their play “Antigone in the Amazon” is touring Europe and, after shows in Ghent and Amsterdam, will come to the Burgtheater in the context of the Vienna Festival.
Already in May 2020, Kay Sara, one of the protagonists of “Antigone in the Amazon”, opened the Vienna Festival with the widely discussed speech “This Madness has to stop“. Now the second part of the “Declaration of 13 May” campaign against greenwashing – supported by Angela Davis, Donna Haraway, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Ailton Krenak, Annie Ernaux, Brian Eno, and Elfriede Jelinek – will be launched in the Austrian capital.
In the morning before the German-language premiere of this “analysis of activism, existence, and resistance”, MST, IIPM and NTGent organize a public press conference at the Burgtheater: How does transnational solidarity work in art? What can a fair global economy look like? In addition to the world premiere of the campaign video clip “Tomorrow is not for Sale”, the first agricultural products of the “Declaration of 13 May” will be presented. For an ecology and aesthetics of radical care!
MST & IIPM
Thursday, 25 May 2023, 11:00 am
Burgtheater, Pausenfoyer, Universitätsring 2, Vienna
With: Douglas Estevam, member of the coordination group of the MST national cultural collective; Alan Leite, activist of MST Pará and actor in “Antigone in the Amazon”; Pablo Casella & Elia Rediger, composer “Tomorrow is not for Sale” campaign song; Milo Rau, director “Antigone in the Amazon”.