Sunday, 22 April 2018

Why Israel banned my play ‘Prisoners of the Occupation’



How to document and render visible the most hidden space in the Israeli occupation?

Israel is making every effort to hide Palestinian prisons and other spaces of confinement. Much is made of the fact that Gaza is an open-air prison, but it is the life of the “security” prisoners that is most hidden. All branches of the Israeli authorities – the government, the secret service (the “Shabak,” or the Shin Bet), the Israeli prison service and the courts, all maintain the shroud of secrecy around the state’s security prisons and conceal conditions of interrogation and incarceration. Since cameras cannot enter, theater is the only medium that can provide a representation of the drama unfolding behind these barred cells. Full Story Here.

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