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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 8
    it to take in water and the boat barely made it into port in Greece before Read More The Freedom Theatre at Glastonbury Festival 26 June 2015 Our UK tour of The Siege may be over but we re still in the UK participating in events and among them the legendary Glastonbury Festival On Sunday June 28th at 20 30 there will be a screening of our documentary film Journey of a Freedom Fighter followed by a discussion with The Freedom Theatre actor Ahmed Tobasi and The Siege co director Zoe Lafferty Journey Read More Ramadan Kareem 17 June 2015 Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar It is a time when Muslims around the world fast from dawn until sunset and turn their focus to prayer and spiritual reflection This year Ramadan will start on the 18th of June and continue for 30 days During Ramadan The Freedom Theatre will have limited opening hours We are happy to Read More New photography exhibition 16 June 2015 The Freedom Theatre presents Feelings an exhibition prepared by our current photography students Aseel Abu Baker Mahdi Yaseen Hamam Alsadi Remas Saabneh and Nedal Jawabreh Read More Film editing volunteers needed

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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 11
    to portray the siege of the Church of the Nativity because it was such an important event in Palestinian society says Read More Annual Report 2014 16 April 2015 Read More The Freedom Theatre in Amsterdam 5 7 May 14 April 2015 Friends in Amsterdam join us in celebrating the opening of The Prince Claus Fund Gallery exhibition Freedom Theatre and the Oppressed starting on Liberation Day 5 May 2015 and continuing until May 7 with screenings and performances by The Freedom Theatre and our Dutch partners Theatre Hotel Courage The Prince Claus Fund Gallery exhibition Freedom Theatre and the Oppressed places The Freedom Theatre s work Read More Reading of Suicide Note from Palestine at Unga Klara Stockholm 13 April 2015 Stockholmers don t miss a unique opportunity to hear The Freedom Theatre s Suicide Note from Palestine read at a Marathon Reading event on April 18 at Unga Klara Free entrance Read more Information in Swedish Marathon Reading av utländsk dramatik 18 APRIL KL 13 00 23 00 Lagret Unga Klara Under en hel dag och halv natt läser presenterar och Read More The Siege West Bank and UK tour April June 2015 10 April 2015 April 2002

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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 12
    Wallin arrive in Stockholm Sweden for a whole week of sharing and exploring pedagogical ideas starting with a visit to our partner Filosofiska s two kindergartens There will be visits to many other preschools Read More Politics Theatre and Cultural Resistance Panel discussion in London 7 April 2015 The Freedom Theatre s first ever tour of the UK kicks off with a first performance of The Siege on May 13 at The Lowry in Manchester Already on May 3 in London as part of the Performance Festival there is a chance to hear about the work of The Freedom Theatre and participate in a discussion about political theatre and the cultural resistance that Read More The Siege opens on day of remembrance and cultural resistance 4 April 2015 What a day We are at a loss for words here at The Freedom Theatre Magic was created on the most important day of the year for us The memorial and celebration of cultural resistance started off with a street theatre piece performed by our theatre school students while the photography students showcased their latest exhibition Stories of an elderly generation Read More Jana Natya Manch from India visits The Freedom Theatre 3 April 2015 Sudhanva Deshpande from our partner Jana Natya Manch one of India s premier street theatre groups is at The Freedom Theatre holding a workshop with our Theatre School students Together they have prepared a short street theatre play that will be presented as part of the memorial on April 4th Sudhanva also participated in our recent Freedom Ride in occupied Palestine Read More 2015 Freedom Ride cultural resistance from Jenin to Jerusalem 30 March 2015 An intense transformative journey came to an end today on Land Day as this year s Freedom Ride in occupied Palestine finished

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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 40
    make these puppets allow workshop participants to tell their stories and freely express themselves with hands body and voice These special puppets are easily and quickly made Read More Courage Ouda Courage 10 May 2013 The Freedom Theatre is very proud to present Courage Ouda Courage the result of collaboration between The Freedom Theatre and Theatre Hotel Courage The first episode of Hotel Courage was devised during a 5 week period working with the students of the Freedom Theatre Acting School The outcome of that meeting has been so positive that the two companies have Read More In loving memory of Rabea Turkman 5 May 2013 I used to tell Juliano I am happy because I have found a new path for resistance after having lost so much in the armed resistance I lost my sister lots of friends and beloved ones and I think this chain of loss will stop here with the path of cultural resistance But here came a day where I lost Read More Annual Report 2012 1 May 2013 Read More Rest in peace Rabea 30 April 2013 The Freedom Theatre mourns the death of one of our graduated Acting School students the brave resistance

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  • New play puts spotlight on gender-based violence | The Freedom Theatre
    with women in marginalized communities throughout the West Bank Based on the women s stories a play was devised which centers on the issue of gender based violence Gender based violence is not only physical violence notes Mo min Switat a 2011 graduate of The Freedom Theatre School who has spent the last years studying at the London International School for Performing Art LISPA and now returns to The Freedom Theatre to work as creator on this production It has been on the rise in Palestinian society over the past years which has raised alarm bells among several Palestinian organisations including The Freedom Theatre The name Askadinya is a play on words Askadinya the loquat fruit and azka dinya the tastiest life The creative team explains where the name comes from Throughout our improvisational work on stories the Askadinya tree accompanied us It became an important element in the plot of the play that we developed The name of the play is taken from a true story told by a woman who came to represent both the women that we met in this project and the symbolism of the tree in our culture It is also a question what is the most tasty life To be together men and women as equals or not Askadinya will open at The Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp on the 5th of November Read more about the play PERFORMANCES November 5th at 16 00 The Freedom Theatre Live streamed November 6th at 12 00 The Freedom Theatre Special performance for women November 6th at 16 30 The Freedom Theatre November 7th at 16 00 The Freedom Theatre Special performance for Sebastia community November 8th at 16 30 Cinema Jenin Jenin city November 9th at 11 00 The Freedom Theatre Special performance for Qalqiliya

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  • New play: Atuwani | The Freedom Theatre
    Area C Atuwani is under full Israeli civil and military control In contempt of international law Israel has established a discriminatory system where Palestinians in this area are denied access to their land and water as well as basic services such as housing health care and education for their children while facing constant harassment by Israeli settlers from the illegal colonies nearby The play that is being developed follows extensive research and interviews with community members with a special focus on the women who play a central role in Atuwani s struggle We aim to understand why the struggle has been successful there despite so many obstacles says Faisal AbuAlheja who is directing the play Out of all the interviews we made we are now identifying the essence of this community s story and have found three themes humanity resistance and organization The production involves the first year Theatre School students in the devising process and as actors To me this play is a perfect exercise in cultural resistance says Faisal We go to a community that is facing unimaginable pressure and harassment from settlers and army Yet they have managed to stay together to fight together We collect their stories analyze them turn them into a play and then our students tell the stories to other communities around the West Bank Atuwani opens in Jenin on October 14th and will subsequently tour to villages towns and refugee camps among them of course Atuwani 14 10 Opening at Cinema Jenin at 18 00 15 10 Jabaa at 18 00 20 10 Jiftlik at 18 00 21 10 Nabi Saleh at 15 00 22 10 Ni lin at 18 00 23 10 Aida Camp at 18 00 24 10 Al Walajah at 18 00 26 10 Maasara at 18 00 27

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  • Wounded from Gaza in Jenin | The Freedom Theatre
    in an UNRWA school on the 1st of August when they announced a ceasefire for 72 hours I went with my family to check on the house and we found it completely destroyed When we left the Israeli air forces detonated rockets everywhere and a shrapnel hit me and cut my arm As a result I lost my arm and I saw my brother thrown on the ground and wounded Ra ed whose arm was amputated says I need nothing except an artificial arm Ra ed holds a University diploma but he has not had the opportunity to work since he graduated the same as many other educated people in Gaza His 19 year old brother was martyred during Israel s aggression on Gaza in 2008 while he was standing at the door of his home Ra ed believes that national unity is the most effective way to achieve the liberation of Palestine He has a message to the whole world Stop the silence Stand with the Palestinians in Gaza and support them Bader 16 years old is another injured from the Gaza Strip who was received by Al Razi hospital for treatment Dr Osama Bsharat describes his case saying When Bader came to the hospital he was in a very bad psychological state Until this day he refuses to talk to anyone he spends his time sitting and looking at the window Bader s uncle Bassam Al Shaer who accompanied him from Basheet camp in Rafah to Jenin says They bombed five neighbouring houses my nephew Bader was injured while his father his sister and her four children along with his cousins were martyred We had not received any warning from the Israeli army before the bombing Bader agrees to tell some of his story I was sitting with

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  • Take action for Gaza | The Freedom Theatre
    the thousands of people around the world who are protesting Signing petitions writing letters organizing demonstrations and collecting funds are some ways to take action to stop these horrific attacks and to send support to the people of Gaza Here are some suggestions Make a donation or organize a fundraiser in your community Our partner Middle East Children s Alliance Meca is currently collecting emergency donations for Gaza Find out how you can donate Hold a rally or vigil in a public space and invite local news media There may be actions already planned in your area some are included in this listing of protests and demonstrations around the world The Freedom Theatre and other Palestinian cultural institutions have issued a call in solidarity with Gaza and several well known artists have come out in support of Palestine and Gaza Help us spread our call to cultural organisations and artists around the world If you are a cultural worker in the US also consider adding your voice in support of Palestinian cultural workers by signing this statement Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu Adolfo Peres Esquivel Jody Williams Mairead Maguire Rigoberta Menchú and Betty Williams have published an open letter calling on the UN and governments around the world to impose a military embargo on Israel Add your name to the call EU citizens can also urge the EU to suspend the association agreement with Israel If you are an academic The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel encourages you to join the many universities and colleges who support academic boycott especially as Israeli academic institutions are deeply involved in creating the weapons and technologies being used on Palestinians in Gaza right now Endorse the academic and cultural boycott of Israel here Find out more about the

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