13 July 2021
17:00 The Little Match Girl is a 30-minute play in Arabic, produced in 2018 in Palestine by Inad Theatre and directed by Khaled Al Massou. It illustrates the story of a poor girl who was deprived of her basic rights and must sell matches on the streets one New Year’s Eve to make money for her family. Ashtar Theatre.
18:00 Penal Laws is a 40-minute English play with Arabic subtitles, produced in 2019 in Ireland and directed by Peter Hussey. It examines cultural conquest, specifically the state repression of belief, language, custom and laws of Indigenous people. The ensemble explores historical oppression, using the metaphor of a classroom and drawing upon young people’s experiences of being in the second-level school system in Ireland. Ashtar Theatre.
20:00 Kiffiyeh Made in China is a performance about clichés and stereotypes, produced in 2021 by the Freedom theatre in Palestine and directed by Ahmed Tobasi. It reveals prejudices that are based on human senses in explaining how collective thinking is formed when it comes to a specific issue, especially in the Palestinian case that deals with people under occupation whose rights are being violated while they play only an imperfect role in liberating themselves. Organized by Ashtar Theatre. The stage of Ramallah Municipality.
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