Continuing: a memorial event for Juliano Mer-Khamis

Film presentation: ART/VIOLENCE
Talk with Thomas Ostermeier and Udi Aloni
Concert and party with DAM

Juliano Mer-Khamis was a Palestinian-Israeli peace activist, director and actor. He was the artistic director of the Freedom Theatre, which was founded by his mother Arna Mer, in the refugee camp of Jenin since 2006. Its aim was to proclaim non-violent resistance and to enable children to take part in a theatre group. Mer-Khamis was shot in front of his theatre on April 4th 2011. To this day, the murder remains unsolved. On the third anniversary of his death we would like to commemorate him with this event.

Direction: Batoul Taleb, Mariam Abu Khaled, Udi Aloni
Duration: 75 minutes
ART/VIOLENCE documents the time following the murder. The film shows how two young Palestinian actresses, gra duates of the Freedom Theatre, deal with Israeli occupation and the oppression of women and how they cope with their grief and the violence that surrounds them – on stage as well as in their lives. ART/VIOLENCE was awarded the Cinema Fairbindet Prize at last year’s Berlinale.

Thomas Ostermeier, who was a friend of Juliano Mer-Khamis, in conversation with Udi Aloni, one of the film’s directors.

From 22.30 h: Concert and Party with Palestinian hip-hop band DAM (Tamer Nafar, Mahmoud Jreri, Maysa Daw), who wrote the soundtrack for ART/VIOLENCE.
The first band with Arabic rap lyrics is considered »the voice of a new generation«. They became ambassadors for political and social issues not only for their country but far beyond the Middle East. Their music combines Arabic percussion, sounds of their home country and urban hip-hop. Afterparty with DJ Aral and DJ Phil Stumpf.

Free entry to the concert and party with a ticket to the film screening or another show of the same day, otherwise 5 euro (evening box office only).