I have had good fortune to know him a week before the tragic incident.
"We believe that the Third Intifada, the coming Intifada, should be cultural, with poetry, music, theater, cameras and magazines." R.I.P Juliano Mer-Khamis
An interview taken by our Palestinian colleagues in Jenin ...
Juliano Mer Khamis, one of the most inspirational artists, fearless activists, wise actors, and bravest men I have ever had the honor of knowing, speaks about the creation of the Freedom Theater.
Palestinians, artists and peace activists worldwide are mourning the loss of a leading figure in Palestinian creative non-violence resistance. Juliano Mer Khamis, the founder of a theater for Palestinian children, was killed Monday by masked assailants in the West Bank town of Jenin. He had received a number of death threats from extremist Palestinians for his work with the Jenin Freedom Theatre. The theatre has helped Palestinian youths deal with the hardships of life under Israeli occupation by expressing themselves through the arts—film, photography, art and theater. Democracy Now! interviews Nabeel Raee, director of the acting school at the Jenin Freedom Theatre, where he worked closely with Mer-Khamis for many years, and by Constancia "Dinky" Romilly, founder and president of the board of the New York City-based Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre, who also worked closely with the program in Jenin.
a documentary film by Juliano Mer Khamis "Arna's Children" watch here
this video provides an overview of the work being done at the Freedom Theatre in Jenin Refugee Camp, West Bank, Palestine.
תיעוד מצמרר: ג'וליאנו מר חוזה את הירצחו