FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- World Premiere: Panorama/Berlinale 2013
- Winner Cinema fairbindet Prize
- Cinema South Festival (Sderot, Israel)
- The Jerusalem International Film Festival (Jerusalem, Israel)
- Documentarist Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey)
- Montreal International Documentary Festival – RIDM (Montreal, Canada)
- Winner of "Open Eyes Award 2013" at MedFilm Festival Rome 2013
Following the lead of their beloved director and peace activist Juliano Mer-Khamis who was murdered on April 4th, 2011 outside the Freedom Theater in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the West Bank, they use their imagination in an unpredictably brutal environment creating an artistic rebellion; a vivid and brave portrayal of a young, active generation of Palestinians.
In 2009, Aloni began working at the Cinema Department of the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin Refugee Camp. After the murder of his dear friend, Juliano Mer Khamis, the founder and head of The Freedom Theater, Aloni directed an Arabic adaptation of Waiting for Godot with the Freedom Theatre's graduated students. The play has toured to New York, Ramallah, Jaffa, Helsinki, Berlin, and Kassel.
Udi Aloni - Filmography
2009 Kashmir: Journey to Freedom (Documentary Film)
2006 Forgiveness (Feature Film)
2003 Innocent Criminals (Music Video)
2002 Local Angel (Documentary Film)
1996 Left (Documentary Film)
Batoul Taleb began performing theatre at the Freedom Theatre in the Jenin Refugee Camp. Her past productions include Animal Farm, Fragments of Palestine, Alice in Wonderland, Waiting for Godot, and Miss Julie. She has toured to Europe and to the US with her theatre work and has taken part in theatre workshops all around the world. She sees theatre as a powerful tool to engage and unite the community. She is currently working to produce an Arabic version of Peter Pan, to be presented in the spring of 2013. This is Batoul’s first film.
Mariam Abu Khaled started acting when she was 15 and came to the Freedom Theatre at the age of 18 to study under Juliano Mer Khamis. Her past productions include Fragments of Palestine, Alice in Wonderland, Waiting for Godot, and Miss Julie. She has performed around Palestine, Europe, and the US, most recently performing in an Arabic adaptation of Brecht’s Senora Carrar’s Rifles in Ramallah and Jenin. Art/Violence is Mariam's first documentary project.
Euromed AudioVisual “Utterly brilliant and unforgettable”
John Greyson, Award-winning Canadian Filmmaker “A very courageous documentary”
Cinestatic Magazine “An emotional and expressive work set against the ever-present situation” - Spielfilm “A passionate film…showing artistic resistance amid oppression” - Fairbindet Cinema Prize “This moving documentary about the legacy of slain theater director Juliano Mer - Khamis shows how art can be used as a weapon against oppression” - Spielfilm