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  • Productions | The Freedom Theatre
    Godot The Island and The Caretaker as well as original plays such as Fragments of Palestine and Sho Kman What Else Enemy Based on the legendary Greek myth of Medusa this physical theatre production explores the young actors personal stories from a political social and individual perspective Medusa exiled from society and viewed as if she were a monster punished for a crime committed against her becomes a symbol of the Palestinian people In Enemy Medusa represents the plight of the oppressed but also of the fierce strength inhabitant in those seemingly powerless Continue reading Magic Note Music City is a beautiful place where everyone spends their days playing music and dancing Each year the King organizes a big music festival inviting musicians from all over the world to perform But this year things starts to go wrong the people who have spent all their life dancing and playing music have not worked the children have not gone to school and the fields have not been tended to and thus yield no crops Continue reading Lost Land After losing his way Momin an adventurous schoolboy comes upon an old Ottoman house where there is a wedding party He meets a beautiful girl Navine to whom he stumblingly declares his love The party is abruptly ended and Momin returns to his school obsessed with finding his way back but soon realizes this magical land is not to be found on any map The British declare the end of the Mandate and Momin joins the struggle for his homeland Continue reading Suicide Note from Palestine One day before her final exams Amal has a concerning nightmare she is Palestine and has decided to die Suicide Note from Palestine is a physical video visual art performance inspired by 4 48 Psychosis by Sarah

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/productions-productions/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Summer camp and painting workshop | The Freedom Theatre
    camp and painting workshop Summer camp and painting workshop More than 45 children aged five to thirteen are currently participating in The Freedom Theatre s summer camp Five leaders including former Theatre School students volunteers and staff are focusing on enabling the children to play constructively and creatively to later continue with introducing theatrical themes The younger group has been responding particularly well to being told sorties and painting and the older children have enjoyed clowning and competitive team games says Alaa Shehada one of the camp leaders There is definitely many enthusiastic committed young people who wish to continue learning with The Freedom Theatre At the end of the week the families of the children will be invited to the theatre for an informal graduation Parallel to the summer camp ten young women are engaging in a painting and drawing workshop led by a former photography student at The Freedom Theatre Haifa Salah For two weeks the participants will get to try out different forms of painting and drawing and at the end of the workshop some of the pieces will be auctioned out in support of The Freedom Theatre s continued multimedia activities 2015 07 27 Johanna Share

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/summer-camp-and-painting-workshop/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Feelings II | The Freedom Theatre
    US Make a Donation Host an Event Volunteer Work with us VOICES MAGAZINE LIVE STREAM DONATE FRIENDS SUPPORTERS France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home New photography exhibition Feelings II Feelings II 2015 06 16 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment Subscribe to our Newsletter indicates required Email Address Language English Arabic The Freedom

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/new-photography-exhibition/attachment/feelings-ii/ (2016-02-17)
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  • The Freedom Films | The Freedom Theatre
    way people think I want to make change and I want people to hear me Ameen Nayfeh Film An Engagement Born in Palestine in 1988 Ameen finished elementary school in Jordan and then moved back with his family to Palestine Changing residences more than five times and moving between eight schools across Jordan and Palestine played a major role in shaping his personality in addition to the years of Intifada he witnessed Ameen s first attempt with film was in high school where he made a short film about his town using his friend s video camera He always wanted to study filmmaking but after his endless arguments with his parents he ended up studying Nursing in AL Quds University in East Jerusalem His idea was to get the nursing degree and then to chase his dream abroad Although nursing sounds far and irrelevant from filmmaking he managed to gain experience in this humanitarian field which also nourished his personality as a caretaker and an observer Ameen also enrolled in theatre and graduated with a B S in Nursing in 2010 He managed to pursue his dream as he graduated from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts based in Aqaba Jordan in 2012 In his second year he was the only student to write a short fiction produce two fictions and to direct a 25 min documentary After graduation he has been between Palestine Jordan Germany and Bahrain freelancing pitching and developing his projects Ameen is now working on his first feature fiction film 200 Meters He is also in the pre production of his first feature documentary The Common Ground for which he won jury prize for his pitch in Ramallah Doc 2013 and was a finalist in the Robert Bosch German Arab Co production fund Ameen s latest project is the film Arranged with The Freedom Films His ambition is to become an influential filmmaker in his region Mustafa Staiti Film The Other The Freedom Films has offered me the opportunity for a first attempt at making an official movie because all my time in working and learning I was doing mainly documentaries Today I m creating the whole fiction story and that will be my first experience says Mustafa Mustafa was born in 1986 in Tulkarem and spent his early childhood in Jenin Refugee Camp with his parents four sisters and a brother When he was four his family moved out of the camp to Jenin City While Mustafa s father spent 12 years in Israeli person his mother met and became good friends with Arna Mer Khamis a Jewish Israeli woman who was struggling for equal peace between Palestine and Israel When Arna s son Juliano returned to Jenin in 2006 to found The Freedom Theatre Mustafa decided to become involved in the theatre s activities He has spent the last seven years at The Freedom Theatre as a filmmaking student and photography trainer Mustafa has also had the opportunity to study in Bulgaria and

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/freedom-films/ (2016-02-17)
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  • The Freedom Bus rides again | The Freedom Theatre
    Bus rides again The March Freedom Ride began in Jenin Refugee Camp on Sunday when international participants arrived in the shaded court of The Freedom Theatre drinking Turkish coffee and getting to know each other In the evening they participated in a cultural event where they were invited to share personal stories which were then transformed into improvised theatre pieces by the Freedom Bus actors The next morning the Freedom Bus headed out to the Jordan Valley This Freedom Ride takes place in solidarity with farmer and Bedouin communities in Area C who are at risk of forced expulsion from a homeland they have inhabited for generations For 13 days students artists and activists from across Palestine and abroad will visit villages in the Jordan Valley and South Hebron Hills participating in building and reconstruction work protective presence activity guided walks home stays interactive workshops educational talks and cultural events featuring world renowned musicians such as Toot Ard DAM and Ministry of Dub Key Through Playback Theatre residents will also share personal accounts about the realities of life and struggle under settler colonialism military occupation and state sanctioned apartheid Follow the ride and see more photos on the Freedom Bus

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/the-freedom-bus-rides-again/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Applied Theatre | The Freedom Theatre
    applied theatre methods such as Theatre of the Oppressed Playback Theatre Drama Therapy Psychodrama Therapeutic Spiral Model Drama in Education and Sociodrama The aim is to use these methods for education trauma response social empowerment and cultural activism Our long term goal is to work together with local and international partners to establish a regional centre that will offer capacity building in applied theatre and engage directly with communities throughout Palestine This centre will represent the first of its kind in the Arab world and will respond to the need for innovative experiential and research based training in the field of education psychotherapy and cultural activism Interested in partnering with The Freedom Theatre in establishing a centre for therapeutic and applied theatre Contact us Drama in Education Since the start in 2006 one of The Freedom Theatre s aims has been to work together with the schools in the Jenin area to introduce drama as a subject which would eventually be included in the curriculum In autumn 2012 we are able to start offering a professional training programme for teachers and other educators who will learn to use drama as a method in their teaching Playback Theatre Playback Theatre is an interactive theatre approach used in over fifty countries as a tool for community building dialogue and trauma recovery In a Playback Theatre performance audience members share thoughts feelings memories and personal accounts and then watch as a team of actors and musicians transform these experiences into improvised theatre pieces The Freedom Theatre currently runs a training programme for professional actors who use Playback Theatre as a method to reach out to communities all over the West Bank Trauma Transformation Through this extensive project The Freedom Theatre teaches psychodrama methods with the aim of building capacity in trauma response for

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/what-we-do/applied-theatre/ (2016-02-17)
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  • BREAKING NEWS: IDF attacks the Freedom Bus | The Freedom Theatre
    local Popular Committee who fainted while in Israeli custody and had to be removed by the Red Cresent The IDF are currently attempting to stop the walk altogether and have injured several participants One international had her leg twisted and others were hit in the head with rifle butts There are an estimated 150 people taking part in the walk The planned walk brings Palestinian artists activists and community leaders together with internationals in a peaceful solidarity walk through five communities in the South Hebron Hills Located in Area C Mufaqara Tuba a Sfay Maghayir al Abeed and al Fakhit are five of 12 communities located within Firing Zone 918 an area of the South Hebron Hills used by the Israeli Forces as a training zone Residents have been issued with evacuation orders All homes in these villages are faced with demolition Each person is faced with forced expulsion from traditional homelands 1 This is not the first intervention by the Israeli security forces Arab artists from Eygpt Tunisia and the Sudan attempting to join the event were denied travel permits by the Israel Civil Administration 2 The planned walk included community visits discussions and music with a focus on the life and resistance of residents in the South Hebron Hills Palestinian musicians and artists joined the ride including Abu Naji renowned traditional Zajaal poet and musicians from the band Toot Ard Details and background info The March Freedom Ride From 21 29 March Palestinians and international allies take part in a 13 day solidarity ride joining Palestinian farmers and herders at risk of forced displacement from lands they have inhabited for generations The March Freedom Ride includes building and reconstruction work protective presence activity guided walks home stays interactive workshops educational talks and cultural events The Freedom Bus is

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/breaking-news-idf-attacks-the-freedom-buss/ (2016-02-17)
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  • 2015 Freedom Ride: cultural resistance from Jenin to Jerusalem | The Freedom Theatre
    resistance from Jenin to Jerusalem An intense transformative journey came to an end today on Land Day as this year s Freedom Ride in occupied Palestine finished The original plan was to spend the two last days of the Freedom Ride in Jerusalem A symbolic and actual defiance of the enforced separation between Palestinians in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem However realities on the ground came in the way Despite several attempts the Palestinian members of the Freedom Ride including The Freedom Theatre s staff students and actors were denied permits and thus could not cross the checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem The international members of the Freedom Ride were put in a dilemma should they continue or stay In the end half the group stayed behind to in Ramallah and the other continued into East Jerusalem In the evening the two groups carried out parallel playback theatre events sharing stories of isolation marginalisation and the difficulties of having to separate from the Freedom Riders who were not granted permission to enter their own capital There were also accounts about solidarity between people from around the world with Palestine and how that inspires and gives hope Read updates

    Original URL path: http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/2015-freedom-ride-cultural-resistance-from-jenin-to-jerusalem/ (2016-02-17)
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