Society / Palestine
A Reception for the Jenin Freedom Theatre
babelmed - 15/06/2008
The aim of this project is to empower and give voice to the children of Jenin Refugee Camp through a unique program of workshops and activities in theatre, supporting arts and multi-media, ranging in their emphasis from the largely therapeutic and healing, to the presentation of high-quality artistic products.
Founded by Arna Mer Khamis, the Theatre was destroyed by the Israeli Occupation Forces in 2002. Juliano Mer Khamis, Arna's son, returned to document her work in the film Arna's Children (2004) and was moved to rebuild the theatre. Plans are currently underway for an accredited drama school to begin in the fall.
We take this charity occasion to republish the article by Adania Shibli: “The Little Girls Of Jenin” www.babelmed.net/432
For more infos:
The Palestine Center
2425 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Tel. (202) 338-1290