The Brecht Forum, Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre and
Existence is Resistance present

A memorial tribute to Juliano Mer-Khamis and a screening of his film,
Arna's Children

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm

at the Brecht Forum
451 West Street (West Side Highway, at Bank Street,
one block north of West Eleventh Street)
New York City

Juliano Mer-Khamis (1958-2011), actor, director, peace activist and
founder of the Jenin Freedom Theatre was murdered in front of his
theater on Monday April 4. In the wake of this tragic event, we shall
commemorate Juliano's life and life's work by screening Arna's
Children, a film he directed about his mother's work and out of which
he formed the ground-breaking Jenin Freedom Theatre, based in the
Jenin refugee camp in occupied Palestine.

This personal narrative tells the story of a children's theater group
on the West Bank that was established by Arna Mer Khamis, who grew up
in a Zionist family and later married a Palestinian Arab. Directed by
Arna's son Juliano, Arna's Children shifts back and forth in time to
show the children in rehearsal from 1989 to 1996, and then revisits
them later to discover the tragic fates that awaited three of them.
Devastating and shocking, the film reveals the tragedy and horror of
lives trapped by the circumstances of the Israeli occupation.

Admission–sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
Reserve online at

For additional information contact

Constancia Dinky Romilly
Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre
PO Box 1125
New York, New York 10276

This event is a fundraiser to help continue the work of Friends of the
Jenin Freedom Theatre.