Kal MansoorWriter, producer, and star of A Brief History of Colonization.
Artist Statement and/or Bio
A Brief History of Colonization was written in reaction to Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, where he
erased 2.5 million Indian soldiers from this historic event. Media has a huge impact on identity
and excluding the participation of ethnic people from history sends the message that they don’t
matter. I decided to address this problem with comedy. I’ve always used humor to start a
dialogue because it’s the best tool to engage people with, and that’s what BHC is: a
conversation about erasure, whitewashing, media representation, and identity, told through
the lens of a funny history lesson on the colonization of India.
Kal Mansoor is a British-born Indian actor based in New York City. He has appeared on television in Nickelodeon’s iCarly and Lifetime’s William & Kate,
as well as television commercials for Microsoft, Intel and Tostitos. He also created and starred in the Funny Or Die web series, Spiritual Guidance with
Steve Gandhi, about a fake spiritual guru who gives bad advice and comments on current affairs.
“Moving” – NBC News“Packed with insight and emotion,
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challenging the way society views individuality
and heritage while still giving us a good laugh” – Broadway World