The Freedom Theatre
The Freedom Theatre is one of the worlds most exciting political theatres. Based in Jenin Refugee camp in Palestine it was co-founded by Zakaria Zubeidi leader of Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and actor and director Juliano Mer Khamis. The theatre was established at the end of the second intifada and is famous for its use of cultural resistance and using arts to fight for justice and a free Palestine.
The artistic and practical challenges have been immense, the building has been attacked by the Israeli Army, death threats have been sent and members of the theatre have been arrested, interrogated, imprisoned and psychologically tortured. On April 4th 2011 Juliano was murdered on the doorstep of the theatre.
Creative Destruction is an initiative that works across three platforms, art, activism and politics. Through creating cultural events, meetings and exchanges with people and communities on the forefront of social and political change, the aim is to build spaces where complexed, radical and new conversations can happen.
Working both locally and across global platforms we aim to bringing people together, identify issues, and imagine solutions. Our ideas are embedded in equality and social justice, reclaiming political space and platforming narratives that are censored, manipulated or unheard.