IN A THOUSAND SILENCES

In A Thousand Silences’ is a virtual reality film, celebrating Palestinian culture whilst highlighting the brutal censorship of artists.

Combining dance, music, poetry and storytelling with performances from some of Palestine's most renowned artists, including actor Mohammad Bakri, musician Suhail Khoury and poet Dareen Tatour.

Using the latest digital technology, audiences are taken across Palestine from the desert, to the mountains, to Jenin Refugee Camp and theatres, both ancient and new, to explore culture as a form of resistance and the violent repercussions Palestinian artists are facing.

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A VIRTUAL REALITY FILM

Produced by The Freedom Theatre, Artists on The Frontline and Relative Motion

 

Funded by the British Council.

 

Directed by Ahmed Tobasi

Co-direction by Chris Lane & Zoe Lafferty

 

Written by Zoe Lafferty

From the words of Ahmed Tobasi, Ali Abu Yaseen, Arna Mer Khamis, 

Dareen Tatour, Juliano Mer Khamis, Mohammad Bakri, Suhail Khoury, 

 

Performances in order of appearance

Rula Nassar

Khawla Ibraheem

Suhail Khoury 

Dareen Tatour

Nabeel Al Raee performing the words of Ali Abu Yaseen

Mohammad Bakri

Ahmed Tobasi

 

Project Management by Mustafa Sheta

DOP by Amin Abdulhadi & Suzan Wasfi

 

Sound Operation by Amin Abdulhadi Suzan Wasfi

 

Poem 'Resist, My People, Resist Them' by Dareen Tatour

 

Dance performed by Naqsh Popular Art Troupe with music from Al Fonoon Dance Troupe

 

Music by Nabeel Al Raee, Suhail Khoury and Tom Adams

 

Associate Research by Alia Al Rosan

 

Film Footage of Juliano Mer Khamis by Ben Aylsworth 

 

Film Footage from the documentary 'Jenin Jenin' by Mohammed Bakri

 

Technical Direction by Andy Purves

 

Editing by Andy Purves

 

With Thanks to Faisal Saleh,