Tue 10/17/06: Screening of Arna's Children

The Ad-Hoc Coalition for Justice in the Middle East
in association with Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY
Presents:

ARNA'S CHILDREN
FOLLOWED BY FOOD, REFRESHMENTS AND A DISCUSSION WITH
THE FILM-MAKER, JULIANO MER KHAMIS



ARNA'S CHILDREN tells the story of a children's theatre group in Jenin refugee camp that was established by Arna Mer Khamis. Arna, an Israeli from a Zionist family, married a Palestinian, Saliba Khamis. The theatre group she founded helped Jenin's children to express the everyday frustrations, anger, and fear of life under Israeli occupation. Arna's son Juliano filmed the children during rehearsals from 1989 to 1996.

After the battle of Jenin in April, 2002, Juliano went back to se what happened to those children. Yussef had committed a suicide attack, Ashraf was killed in the battle of Jenin, and Ala was leading a resistance group. Juliano, the film's director, looks back and tries to understand the choices made by the children he loved and worked, and the tragedy and horror of lives trapped by the Israeli occupation.


Time and Location:
Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00 pm
The Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B)
F or V train to 2nd Ave, 6 train to Bleeker St.
$9 Adults / $6.50 Pioneer Members

For advance tickets:
http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=72364

This event will be a fundraiser for the Freedom Theatre in Jenin
www.thefreedomtheatre.org


For more info:
Ad-Hoc Coalition for Justice in the Middle East
[email protected]
www.adalahny.org

Alwan for the Arts
www.alwanforthearts.org/

3rd i NY
www.thirdi.org/~ny/

Event Location: 

The Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B)
New York , NY

Event Date: 

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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