- Published on Friday, 21 September 2012 11:49
The Freedom Theater call on Palestinians to Join the Freedom Bus - a Palestinian ride for justice that gives first-hand accounts of resilience, courage and determination. Stories come alive through theatre, giant puppets and music. Seminars with some of Palestine's leading activists, writers and scholars, exploring issues such as the mechanisms of occupation, colonialism and apartheid. Meetings with community members, sharing experiences of the many ways that they are engaging in the struggle for freedom and justice. Concerts with amazing musicians such as DAM, Ministry of Dub Key, Dar Qandeel, Palestine Street and Toot Ard. In short; it will be the ride of a lifetime!
Starting on the 23rd of September, people from around the world will gather at The Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp to join Palestinian actors, musicians, writers and activists in a Freedom Ride to key sites of resistance and oppression in the West Bank. These include Nabi Saleh, where there are weekly protests against the confiscation of Palestinian land and villagers suffer violence from the Israeli army, Faquaa, where residents are denied access to water resources that irrigate Israeli fields on the other side of the dividing fence, and At-Tuwani, where villagers non-violently resist harassment from settlers and the Israeli army by continuing to work their land. During the nine-day ride we will use interactive theatre and cultural activism to bear witness, raise awareness and create alliances throughout occupied Palestine and beyond.
Follow the freedom Theartre on social media to interact and help spread the stories. You can also support the ride by making a donation.