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IN A THOUSAND SILENCES

VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

‘In A Thousand Silences’ is a virtual reality experience celebrating Palestinian cultural resistance whilst highlighting the brutal censorship of artists.

Using the latest digital technology, audiences are immersed in locations across Palestine, from the desert to the mountains, Jenin Refugee Camp and theatres, both ancient and new.  

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. 

 

Produced by

The Freedom Theatre and Artists On The Frontline

With Mentorship and Post-Production by Relative Motion

Funded by British Council Arts

WORLD PREMIERE

@ PALESTINE FILM LAB

World Premiere at Palestine Film Lab
CREDITS

Produced by

The Freedom Theatre and Artists On The Frontline

Created by Ahmed Tobasi, Chris Lane & Zoe Lafferty

Directed by Ahmed Tobasi

 

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 story of Ali Abu Yaseen

Mohammad Bakri

Ahmed Tobasi

 

Project Manager: Mustafa Sheta

Directors Of Photography: Amin Abdulhadi & Suzan Wasfi

 

Sound Operators: 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 Researcher: Alia Al Rosan

 

Film Footage of Juliano Mer Khamis by Ben Aylsworth 

 

Film Footage from the documentary 'Jenin Jenin'

by Mohammed Bakri

Photo from Gaza by Mustafa Hassona

 

Mentorship and Post-Production by Relative Motion. 

 

With Thanks to Faisal Saleh from the US Palestine Museum 

Funded by the British Council Arts

PROGRAMMING

‘In A Thousand Silences’ can be watched anywhere there is a chair and a headset. Our suggestions include an art gallery, foyer of a theatre, university or cafe.

EQUIPMENT

 

A virtual reality headset (The Freedom Theatre can provide one)

A chair (preferably one that swivels)

LANGUAGE

English

 

LENGTH

30 Minutes

 

AUDIENCE

One Audience member per headset

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