Danniel Danniel, Juliano Mer-Khamis: ARNA’S CHILDREN
Sunday, August 31st at 5.00 pm
Elektro Ljubljana Union Hall, entrance at the Stara mestna elektrarna – Elektro Ljubljana
The late Juliano Mer-Khamis, actor, filmmaker, and artistic director of Jenin’s Freedom Theatre, shot a film about his mother’s life work, something which he himself continued and developed during his lifetime: a children’s theatre in Jenin on the West Bank. The film portrays events which took place from 1994 to 2004, and follows children who reminisce about their theatre experiences. However, by the time the film was finished in 2004 the circumstances had not improved much. And yet, even another decade later the film is still topical and current – despite the fact that Juliano Mer-Khamis has passed away, Stone Theatre no longer stands, and most of the children who were involved in the theatre died. The conflict, on the other hand, is more alive than ever. This is a film about both the strength and the frailty of what Mer-Khamis referred to as cultural resistance.
The film is in Arabic, English and Hebrew with English subtitles.
The screening will be followed by a conversation.