Time: April 19, 2011 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Loring-Greenough House
Street: 12 South Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://loring-greenough.org/2…
Event Type: film, screening
Organized By: Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2011
Next Tuesday we'll be screening a film made 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.
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.