The Revolution's Promise
The 4th April 2021, will be the 10th anniversary of the murder of Juliano Mer Khamis, Artistic Director and founder of The Freedom Theatre.
We are inviting friends, activists and artists around the world to join The Revolution's Promise, a global collaboration and campaign celebrating cultural resistance in Palestine and highlighting the continued attacks on artists in an attempt to silence a generation.
We are creating a script called The Revolution’s Promise, a collection of personal verbatim stories from Palestinian artists including filmmakers, poets, circus performers, cartoonists and actors who have worked on the frontline of cultural resistance and the consequences they have faced for their art.
The script will be available to anyone who wants to stage readings or performances and begin a conversation with their communities on
Palestinian arts and culture and the role this plays in the fight for justice, equality and self determination.
Values & Principles
“My dream is that The Freedom Theatre will be the major force, cooperating
in generating cultural resistance, carrying on it’s shoulders universal values of freedom and justice.”
Juliano Mer Khamis
Highlight and create awareness of the obstacles and censorship Palestinian artists are facing.
Connect students, artists, activists, unions and anyone interested to Palestinian arts and culture.
Begin a conversation with your local community, theatre, or university on the role of culture in fighting for change in Palestine and beyond.
Celebrate one of the worlds most radical and exciting arts sectors and the people at the heart of it.
Platform multiple readings / performances world-wide and build a global solidarity network.
STOP THE ATTACKS
A generation of artists are at risk, we hope by creating global conversation and world-wide solidarity it will put pressure on Israel to stop the attacks.
JULIANO MER KHAMIS & CULTURAL RESISTANCE
Commemorate Juliano Mer Khamis and his legacy of using culture as a form of resistance and the role this plays in the fight for justice, equality and Palestinian self-determination.