Palestine @70: A Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture

Palestine @70
A Celebration of Contemporary
Palestinian Culture
14th – 20th May 2018

AMOS

Palestine @70
Amos Trust is proud to support Palestine @70: A Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture at RADA Studios in London from 14th – 20th May.

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Palestinian exodus, also known as the Nakba or “catastrophe”.  @70: A Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture is a week-long festival of theatre, dance, films, and talks commemorating the Palestinian experience of dispossession and loss of a homeland.

The Shroud Maker
There’s a whole host of events and performances including a week-long run of The Shroud Maker written by Gazan and Amos trustee, Ahmed Masoud. Loosely based on a real-life character still living in Gaza, The Shroud Maker is a dark satire telling one woman’s story of survival.

At 6.30pm on Wednesday 16th May, there will be a special performance of The Shroud Maker as part of @70 which will include a short presentation about Amos Trust’s work in Palestine including our Change The Record campaign. It would be great to see some of you there – tickets are available here. Please do check the @70 website for full details of the rest of the programme.

Palestine @70 is a creative response to decades of injustice. It has been jointly organised by Amnesty International UK, the Hoping Foundation, the Palestine Solidarity CampaignAl  Zaytouna Dance Theatre and Amos Trust.

 

The West Bank Wall in London

 

west bank in London

“The most unhelpful thing you can do is be pro one side; it just adds to the conflict. We have to not only understand those people who are oppressing us, but try to walk in their shoes, and ultimately to really engage with what it means to love our enemies.”

– Sami Awad, Director, Holy Land Trust, a Christian Palestinian

see here for more details:  http://bethlehem-unwrapped.org/