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  • News | The Freedom Theatre | Page 54
    an is based on a Palestinian folk story about an old man who loves his land so much that he becomes paranoid by children trying to destroy it He decides to build a high wall around his garden to protect it from children Unfortunately Sem an s garden Read More The Freedom Ride coming soon 9 August 2012 August is upon us and the Freedom Bus team is busy laying the ground for the Freedom Ride that will take place from September 23 to October 1 During these nine days people from around the world will travel through the occupied West Bank coming together to share experiences build alliances and stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine Read More Support statement by Scottish cultural figures 7 August 2012 This announcement from the Scottish Friends of The Freedom Theatre and prominent Scottish cultural figures is featured in the upcoming issue of THE LIST the Glasgow Edinburgh events guide The Freedom Theatre is deeply grateful to all the signatories for their support A Statement From The Scottish Theatre Arts Community We Actors Directors Poets and Artists of Read More Photography and writing workshops 3 August 2012 The Travelers and the Realists Photography and writing workshops at The Freedom Theatre This summer young aspiring photographers and writers spent a month working on individual projects guided by Mona Hassan journalist and John Perkins photographer both based in Cairo The theme of the photography course was journeys both in body and in spirit One participant documented the Bedouin Read More Stories from Dheisheh Camp 30 July 2012 Friday August 3 8 30 10 pm Al Phoenix Center Dheisheh Camp Occupied Palestine مركز الفينيق مخيم الدهيشة بيت لحم Dheisheh Refugee Camp is a Palestinian refugee camp located just south of Bethlehem in the Occupied West

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  • The Freedom Theatre graduate in award-winning “Omar” | The Freedom Theatre
    conflict The titular Omar is a thoughtful young baker in love with Nadia When he agrees to go with Nadia s brother Tarek Eyad Hourani a senior militant and their mutual friend Amjad on a mission to kill an Israeli soldier it is partly to gain Tarek s respect so that he can ask for Nadia s hand in marriage But that act of violence soon spirals out of control Omar is arrested and tortured by Israeli forces who attempt to turn him into a collaborator Abu Assad uses this tense set up to fashion an ingenious twist on Othello that packs an unforgettable sting in the tail Omar is directed by Hany Abu Assad known for the 2005 award winning film Paradise Now Omar broke new ground as the first film fully funded by individual Palestinians and Palestinian businesses It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it received a standing ovation and won the Jury Prize Eyad Hourani acted in several productions during his time as an Acting School student such as While Waiting Animal Farm Fragments of Palestine and Alice in Wonderland He graduated from the Acting School in

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  • Zakaria Zubeidi freed from all charges | The Freedom Theatre
    to the shooting at the house of the former Governor of Jenin Kadura Musa in May 2012 Zubeidi who has repeatedly affirmed his innocence in relation to the allegations leveled against him expressed his relief and gratitude towards the people who have stood by him throughout this ordeal Zakaria Zubeidi who as a child was part of the children s theatre established by Arna Mer Khamis in Jenin Refugee Camp was later among the founders of The Freedom Theatre together with Arna s son Juliano Mer Khamis In 2012 Zakaria Zubeidi spent five months in Palestinian Authority custody during which he was subjected to torture and severe mistreatment Numerous accusations were put forward during those five months and eventually Zubeidi was charged on participating in an attack on the home of the late Governor of Jenin Kadura Musa Zubeidi held a series of hunger strikes during his imprisonment and more than 3 000 people worldwide signed a petition calling for his release Zubeidi was released on bail in October 2012 but the case was not closed until today Despite being released on bail in October 2012 and today being freed of all charges Zubeidi has spent the last year in Palestinian prison in Ramallah The reason for his incarceration is very unclear but involves threats against Zubeidi from the Israeli authorities Numerous attempts of clarification have not been fruitful and Zubeidi is waiting for his situation to be resolved Zakaria Zubeidi who as a child was part of the children s theatre established by Arna Mer Khamis in Jenin Refugee Camp was later among the founders of The Freedom Theatre together with Arna s son Juliano Mer Khamis For interviews please contact Nabil Al Raee Artistic Director of The Freedom Theatre nabeel thefreedomtheatre org tel 970 0 599968673 More on

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  • Commands: Theatre students’ final project | The Freedom Theatre
    USA Supporters عربي Home News Commands Theatre students final project Commands Theatre students final project Our third year Theatre School students will soon be ready to fly out into the world of theatre and performing arts They graduate in April but before then to try their wings they have been given a great challenge as their final project The assignment Commands consists of four themes Forbidden Excellent In difficult times my heart is my guide and What do you need To be With these commands as the starting point the students are free to develop their own individual projects They will be in charge of everything from storyline directing set design and props to marketing This project is a challenge for our students to work independently says Micaela Miranda Theatre School Director They have been given a space a title and some guidance along the way but the rest is up to them Commands will be p resented at a public event at The Freedom Theatre on March 16th at 14 00 16 00 To attend please RSVP to info thefreedomtheatre org Read more about The Freedom Theatre School 2014 02 28 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply

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  • “Omar” screening and after-party with Eyad Hourani | The Freedom Theatre
    عربي Home News Omar screening and after party with Eyad Hourani Omar screening and after party with Eyad Hourani Join the US Friends of the Freedom Theatre celebrating Oscar nominated film OMAR and co star EYAD HOURANI this Thursday March 6th 7 45 PM Angelika Film Center to watch OMAR 10pm The Brooklyneer 220 W Houston Street following the showing for Happy Hour drinks with co star of the film and The Freedom Theatre graduate Eyad Hourani For tickets At the Brooklyneer 3 house pilsner 6 well drinks 6 select wines if you mention the Friends of The Freedom Theatre Join for the film drinks or BOTH Omar Trailer Eyad Hourani is a graduate of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin He is a passionate Palestinian artist who believes in the power of theatre as a catalyst to create social and political freedom Omar is the first Palestinian feature film to be almost entirely financed by Palestinians and where all major cast and crew are Palestinian It wowed audiences at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival winning the coveted Jury Prize and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film Facebook event 2014 02 27 Johanna Share tweet Leave a

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  • Playback workshop in Amman | The Freedom Theatre
    accredited through The Freedom Theatre s School of Playback Theatre an affiliate school of the New York based Centre for Playback Theatre Workshop hours can be counted towards an internationally recognized Diploma in Playback Theatre FACILITATOR Ben Rivers specializes in the use of applied theatre for community mobilization cultural activism and psychosocial health promotion Over the past 14 years he has worked extensively with individuals families and communities impacted by structural oppression political violence and collective trauma Ben has taught and practiced in Australia Europe the Middle East North Africa and North America He currently works at The Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp where he founded the Freedom Bus initiative a Playback Theatre project engaging thousands of Palestinians and people from abroad in cultural actions that promote civil rights and equality Ben is a Registered Drama Therapist and an Accredited Playback Theatre Trainer He holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies USA He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of New England Australia DATES 9th 13th March 2014 Participants must attend all days hours TIMES 10am 4 30pm each day COST 30JD Cost includes tuition fees and lunch refreshments LANGUAGE Workshops will be delivered in English with Arabic translation It is preferred that participants have a working knowledge of Arabic VENUE Al Balad Theatre Yazeed bin Abu Sufian Street Jabal Amman Jordan Directions ORGANIZERS Al Balad Theatre in partnership with The Freedom Theatre AL BALAD THEATRE Al Balad Theatre is a multi purpose artistic and community space established by renovating an old cinema house in down town Amman built in the 1948 s The space aims to promote young artists from Jordan and the region by presenting their works providing rehearsal space and contributing to strengthening the cultural movement

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  • UK tour launch | The Freedom Theatre
    Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home News UK tour launch UK tour launch In 2015 The Freedom Theatre will tour Britain for the first time To launch this tour our UK Friends will have a screening of Arna s Children as well as a Q A about The Freedom Theatre and Juliano Mer Khamis work The event will take place on March 2 at 5 30 pm at the Courthouse Hotel London 19 21 Great Marlborough Street W1F7HL London Momin Swaitat actor and graduate of The Freedom Theatre School and Zoe Lafferty Associate Director of The Freedom Theatre will lead the discussion Arna s Children was a documentary directed by Juliano Mer Khamis that tells the story of a Palestinian theatre group that was established by his mother Arna in Jenin in the late 80 s Juliano went on to co found The Freedom Theatre in 2006 leading its artistic vision until he was murdered in 2011 All proceeds will go to The Freedom Theatre s UK tour Book tickets Join the Facebook event Email our UK friends info thefreedomtheatreukfriends com 2014 02 20 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not

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  • Screen shot 2013-03-21 at 8.09.33 PM | The Freedom Theatre
    Work with us VOICES MAGAZINE LIVE STREAM DONATE FRIENDS SUPPORTERS France Germany Portugal Scotland Sweden UK USA Supporters عربي Home It s Matching Day Screen shot 2013 03 21 at 8 09 33 PM Screen shot 2013 03 21 at 8 09 33 PM 2013 10 08 Johanna Share tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Name Email Website Comment Subscribe to our Newsletter

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