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Friends of Jenin Freedom Theatre

The Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre (USA) invites you to Palestine in Focus

“A brilliant presentation today at New York University, one of the best I’ve heard. Mustafa was so political and so sharp!”

The Freedom Theatre’s US tour is off to a flying start! Catch our multimedia exhibition Palestine in Focus this afternoon at:

Verso Books
20 Jay Street, Brooklyn
Sunday, October 16: 3-5pm

A presentation by The Freedom Theatre will begin at 4pm.


Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington DC
Monday, October 17: 5:30-7pm


La Pena Cultural Center – 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Sunday, October 23: 6:30-8:30pm

The photographs, film clips and recorded narratives in the show offer an opportunity to look through the lens of residents in a refugee camp in the West Bank of Palestine to hear the views of The Freedom Theatre professionals on the role of art as a tool of resistance.

The traveling exhibition, Palestine in Focus displays, for the first time in the U.S, The Freedom Theatre’s reach beyond theatre and drama. Its photography and video classes have been especially popular with young women. There also are workshops in creative writing, journalism, drama therapy and teacher training, and, for children, a range of activities including a summer camp.

Mohammed Haj Ibrahim is coordinator of the Multimedia Department at The Freedom Theatre and director of the acclaimed documentary, Journey of a Freedom Fighter, which traces the career of a Freedom Theatre acting graduate from armed struggle to cultural resistance. Baraa Sharqawi teaches photography at The Freedom Theatre. Hala Dhiab is currently a photography student at The Freedom Theatre. Mustafa Sheta is General Secretary of The Freedom Theatre.