[act-ma] Arna's Children (2004) at People's Cinema, 4/19/11
mariya at radonlake.com
Wed Apr 13 19:42:32 PDT 2011
The next People's Cinema is on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:30 pm.
We'll be screening a film by the Israeli-Palestinian activist Juliano
Mer-Khamis, who was murdered in the West Bank a few days ago. The film is
about a children's theater started by his mother in the Jenin refugee camp.
Shot over the course of many years, the film shows children who participate
in theater productions and who later grow up to make some unimaginable
choices in response to the Israeli occupation.
In 2006, years after the destruction of the theater and the death of his
mother, Mer-Khamis established his own community center for children and
adults called the Freedom Theater. Although the theater has been successful
and has received international praise, it has also been the target of
threats and vandalism from some Jenin residents who disagree with the idea
of uninhibited self-expression.
We wanted to show the film to find out more about the lives of Palestinian
children and about the work of Arna Mer, as well as to pay tribute to
Juliano Mer-Khamis. (There is a great article and interview with him
Location: Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St, Jamaica Plain
Hope to see you there!
Mariya and Stefan
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