April is a month with profound meaning for The Freedom Theatre and for Jenin refugee camp.
In April 2002, during the Battle of Jenin, residents of the camp managed to hold against a large-scale invasion by the Israeli occupation forces, resulting in great losses and large parts of the camp being demolished.
On April 4, 2011, The Freedom Theatre’s co-founder Juliano Mer Khamis was brutally assassinated while driving out from the theatre. Every year on this day, we honour Juliano’s life, work and legacy while we repeat the demand that those responsible for this crime be brought to justice.
CELEBRATION OF CULTURAL RESISTANCE – IN MEMORY OF JULIANO MER KHAMIS
April 4-6, The Freedom Theatre welcomes you to three days of performances, including Return to Palestine and a young artists showcase, film screenings, photo exhibitions, launch of a new book by The Freedom Theatre and the graduation ceremony of our 2014-16 Theatre School students. Welcome to join us on one, two or all of the days!
All events are in Arabic, unless otherwise indicated.
Tuesday, April 4:
11:00 Photo exhibition: Hidden Stories
13:00 Return to Palestine (in English)
14:30 Book launch: Rehearsing Freedom
16:00 MAIN EVENT: Speech, short film screening, Return to Palestine, Graduation ceremony of 2014-16 The Freedom Theatre School students
Wednesday, April 5:
8:00 Walk in Jenin district
11:00 Local stakeholders conference: Culture of resistance (closed session)
17:00 Bukra el Ard (Tomorrow is the Show), theatre performance by PLL, Palestinian Laughter Liberation
18:00 Film screening
Thursday, April 6:
10:00 TFT Friends Associations meeting (closed session)
16:00 Young artists showcase, music and dabke performance
On April 7, there will be the opportunity to see more of The Freedom Theatre’s work through a field trip to Faquaa village where Return to Palestine will be performed.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the events will be sold at the door.
Information on how to get to The Freedom Theatre can be found here.
Please note that The Freedom Theatre cannot offer accommodation or help with booking accommodation. Overnight guests can contact Cinema Jenin Guesthouse (email email@example.com) or North Gate Hotel, both offer 10% discount to The Freedom Theatre’s guests (make sure to mention The Freedom Theatre when booking).