Freedom Theatre performs “Atuwani”

ottobre 31, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The Freedom Theater permormed their new production “Atuwani” in the village of At Tuwani on October 29th and 30th and toured the West Bank.

The play follows extensive research and interviews with community members, with a special focus on the women who play a central role in At Tuwani’s struggle.

“To me this play is a perfect exercise in cultural resistance”, says Faisal. “We go to a community that is facing unimaginable pressure and harassment from settlers and army. Yet they have managed to stay together, to fight together. We collect their stories, analyze them, turn them into a play, and then our students tell the stories to other communities around the West Bank.”

http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/new-play-atuwani/

Playing the role of the children from Tuba and Maghayir Al Abeed who come to school every day with an Israeli military escort, supposed to protect them from Israeli settlers' attacks

Playing the role of the children from Tuba and Maghayir Al Abeed who come to school every day with an Israeli military escort, supposed to protect them from Israeli settlers’ attacks

Playing the role of Al Mufaqarah inhabitants and South Hebron Hills children during the summer camp

Playing the role of Al Mufaqarah inhabitants and South Hebron Hills children during the summer camp.

Il Freedom Theatre ha portato il suo nuovo spettacolo “Atuwani” nel villaggio di At Tuwani il 29 e 30 di Ottobre e in tour nella West Bank.

Lo spettacolo segue ricerche ed interviste con i membri della comunità, particolare concentrazione è sulle donne che giocano un ruolo fondamentale nella lotta di At Tuwani.

“Per me questo spettacolo è un perfetto esercizio di resistenza culturale”, dice Faisal. “Andiamo da una comunità che sta affrontando inimmaginabili pressioni e violenze da parte di coloni ed esercito. E nonostante ciò riescono a stare insieme, a lottare insieme. Ascoltiamo le loro storie, le analizziamo, le mettiamo in scena, e poi i nostri studenti recitano queste storie in diverse comunità della West Bank.”

http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/news/new-play-atuwani/