Nabil Al-Raee and Alia Alrosan on the Freedom Theatre
Theater and artistic expression take on a special role within zones of violence and conflict. For more than a decade, The Freedom Theatre, located in Jenin Refugee camp in the north of the occupied West Bank, has empowered Palestinian youth and fostered a community of artists committed to social and political change.
This week, Artistic Director of the Freedom Theater Nabil Al-Raee and theater student Alia Alrosan discuss the unique role of art and theater in confronting the difficult realities of life under occupation for Palestinians living in Jenin Refugee Camp and beyond.
Khaled Jarrar on his award-winning documentary, “Infiltrators”
The Palestinian people of the occupied West Bank face extreme danger and hardship just to live their daily lives. Khaled Jarrar’s award-winning documentary film, “Infiltrators” is an hard look into that world. Shot over the course of 4 years, the film documents the crossing of Palestinians over Israel’s 20-foot apartheid wall. Palestinians who cross in search of work, a short visit with loved ones or medical treatment they cannot receive in the West Bank, risk arrest or worse. We spoke with Khaled Jarrar about his film and life in the occupied west bank.