14-20 May | London | @70: A Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture
@70: A Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture
Mon 14 May - Sat 20 May
16 Chenies St
Tickets Available Here
2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Palestinian exodus, also known as the Nakba or “catastrophe”. @70: Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture, taking place at RADA Studios, Chenies Street, London from the 14-20 May, is a week-long festival of theatre, dance, films and talks commemorating the Palestinian experience of dispossession and loss of a homeland.
Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world, numbering about 12.4 million, mark the Nakba. Three artists from Gaza – writer and director Ahmed Masoud, writer and director Ahmed Najar and Khaled Ziada, founder and director of Arabic culture promoters MARSM – have worked closely with Amnesty International UK, the Hoping Foundation, Amos Trust, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre to bring together this creative response to decades of injustice.
“Amnesty International UK is honoured to support this important week of cultural resistance. It’s an opportunity for us to highlight our ‘Ban Israeli Settlement Goods’ campaign and show our solidarity with all those, especially Palestinians, who are working to put an end to the violence & discrimination suffered by Palestinians living under Israel’s brutal occupation.” – Kristyan Benedict, Amnesty International UK Campaigns Manager