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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Istanbouli Theater starts its 2013 European Tour

A voice from Palestine in Europe: Istanbouli Theater starts its 2013 European Tour

August 3, 2013
A voice from Palestine in Europe:  Istanbouli Theater starts its 2013 European Tour in Spain and Portugal”All human beings have the right to Human Rights, without exception.
Dehumanization, thinking about other people in terms of stereotypes or numbers, might let you think that human beings that are different from us are not subject to the same rights that we have. My theater wants to humanize” the others”, to incarnate them, therefore I have always been interested in showing my work in different countries.”
Kassem Istanbouli, a Lebanese artist with a Palestinian origin, has an extensive theatrical production focused on giving voice to the stories of survivors, almost always in a black comedy mode, bringing a smile to our faces while the tragedy lies underneath. As an actor and theater director Istanbouli has performed the following works, shown in different countries: Picnic in the flede, (Fernando Arrabal) on the absurdity of war; Hawamish on gender violence,
The People’s Court, on the rights of citizenship of Lebanese women; Experiencia del Mural, about identity (Mesopotamian poem XVII century), finalist at Almagro Off, the Black House, on the consequences of the lack of freedom; Walls, on identity and freedom, and Koum Yaba.
No doubt it is his play Koum Yaba, the one that has touched more the audience throughout the world, a monologue with interpretative rooted Arab tradition, in a black comedy mode and with a stage work that plays with the poetic. The dramatic text of Koum Yaba is inspired by the work of Palestinian writer Salman Natour and tells the story of the Palestinian people since 1948 until today. This work has been shown in Lebanon, in the Palestinian refugee camps, in Syria, Gaza, Spain, Algeria, Chile, Kuwait, Tunisia, Morocco.
  • La voz de Istanbouli Theatre vuelve a Europa: Kassem Istanbouli – Palestina Libre

Istanbouli Theater

La voix de Istanbouli Theater revient en Europe

Rendre visible l'invisible, humaniser "les autres"

"Tous les êtres humains, sans exception, sont soumis aux droits de l'humanité.Déshumanisation, penser à d'autres personnes en termes de stéréotypes ou des numéros, pourrait laisser penser que les êtres humains qui sont différents de nous ne sont pas soumis aux mêmes droits que nous avons. Mon théâtre veut humaniser "les autres", les incarner,donc j'ai toujours été intéressé à montrer mon travail dans les différents pays ".

Kassem Istanbouli, un artiste libanais d'origine palestinienne, a une vaste production théâtrale vise à donner une voix aux histoires de survivants, presque toujours dans un mode decomédie noire, apporter un sourire sur nos visages alors que la tragédie se trouve en dessous.En tant qu'acteur et metteur en scène Istanbouli a effectué les travaux suivants, présentés dans différents pays:Picnic in the flede, (Fernando Arrabal) sur l'absurdité de la guerre;Hawamish sur la violence sexiste, la Cour populaire, sur les droits de citoyenneté des femmeslibanaises ; Experiencia del mural, sur l'identité (Mésopotamie, poème XVII siècle), finaliste àAlmagro Off, la Maison Noire, sur les conséquences de l'absence de liberté; Muros, sur l'identité et la liberté, et Koum Yaba.

Sans doute le travail le plus satisfaisant est Koum Yaba, un monologue enracinée dans la tonalité de comédie noire et aussi dans la tradition interprétative arabe et un travail sur scènequi joue avec le poétique. Le texte dramatique est inspiré par l'œuvre de l'écrivain palestinienSalman Natour. Ce travail a été exposé au Liban, dans les camps de réfugiés palestiniens en Syrie, à Gaza, en Espagne, en Algérie, le Chili, le Koweït, la Tunisie, le Maroc, et raconte l'histoire du peuple palestinien depuis 1948 jusqu'à aujourd'hui.

Istanbouli prépare sa prochaine visite à l'Union Européenne pour montrer son travail etlaisser sa voix soit entendue.

babies struggle for life

Babies in Gaza born weeks early struggle to survive. Blinding your eyes from reality while Israel cuts off the hospital power making their lives even more difficult.
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Ezz Al Zanoon - brilliant photographer from Gaza

Ezz Al Zanoon

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fotos of Ezz Al Zanoon in timeline:

Palestinian children live in a house unfit for human use in al zaitoon neighborhood, in winter. -And many other Palestinian families suffer in this period of the year, because their houses drown by the rain water.

Gaza, Palestinian- July 30, 2013 -- Palestinian children play outside their family's tent where they live in a poverty-stricken quarter of the town of Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.
Photo by Ezz Al Zanoon

Gaza, Palestinian Territory. 28th September 2013 -- Palestinian militants from Al Nasser Brigades, an armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), take part in a training session in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.

Thursday, 9.26
Palestine - Gaza City - Shati refugee camp
the old mom calls " OM NIDAL ", she was born in jerusalem , 95 years old ,her tears on her cheek , to show the others her sadness cuz of palestine, because of what is happening in Jerusalem, the occupation of the destruction of Jerusalem, and uses a slow death to do this 
now she lives in the "Shati refugee camp, " she still have the hope to back home , to her land and house , 
all people shall wake up and open their eyes on palestine.

Palestine - Gaza-
"Alwadya" family kids are playing outside their house. The family is very poor; they can't send all their kids to school because of their poverty.
"Uday"- the kid who is on the bike- also suffers from spasm and needs medical care the family can't afford.

Palestine - Gaza
A poor Palestinian family has two children with disabilities. The children also suffer from poverty and having raw sewage in their homes
The kids father"Ibrahim Shahadi" was shot in the head during "Al Aqsa" Intifada in2004 by Israeli armed forces but he died 6 years later in 2010.

Palestine - Gaza
Not left anything
What remains
In God

Palestine - Gaza City.
Septemper 4, 2013 
palestinian man who lost his right foot (disabled)he has 10 children in Gaza City ( Alzayton area) suffers poverty and the family lives in just two rooms.
Five of the children they don't going to school because of the bad economic situation in the family. --- family also thay don't have an sewerage network

Morning Freedom
Children of Gaza under siege

In Gaza, Palestine.

A freed Palestinian prisoner is hugged by a relative upon his arrival near Erez Crossing, between Israel and northern Gaza Strip, August 14, 2013. Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep U.S.-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state.

Palestinians relax at the Hamam al-Sammara Public Baths during preparations for the Eid Al-Fitr feast in Gaza city on Aug 07, 2013. Muslims throughout the world are prepare to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday marking the end of the religious month of Ramadan in which believers abstain from food and water during daylight hours.

Childhood innocence in Palestine - Gaza
Palestinian girl-----Aug. 4, 2013

Palestinian children play in front of their family house
Caption Gaza, Palestinian Territory. -- Palestinian children play in front of their family house in a narrow street in the Jabaliya refugee camp, North Gaza.

Palestinian family sits below the poverty line and Palestinian children play in front of their family house in a narrow street in Jabaliya refugee camp, North Gaza.
July 31, 2013.

Bait Lahiya camp, northern Gaza Strip, 18 June 2013. According to recent Palestinian media reports Beit Lahiya and its surrounding border area are suffering from a severe shortage of all kinds of daily goods and life requirements. An increasing number of families reportedly were falling further into poverty, with the region's unemployment rate being over 30 per cent according to estimates dated from 2012

... and a lot of other wonderfull albums, expressing with so much humanity sad life in Gaza

... thanks and a lot of respect to my dear friend

flower revolution in Palestine

Friday, 4 October 2013

Messages from Gaza to Palestine Festival - South Africa 2013


Visit the Palestine Festival, South Africa 2013, on until 20th Oct, to view the work ofAhmed DeebEzz Al Zanoon, and others on this video who could not make it. Freedom may not be in their land, but it is in their hearts.... #Palestine ♥
Messages from Gaza to Palestine Festival - South Africa 2013
فيديو قصير: رسالة من غزة إلى مهرجان فلسطين في جنوب أفريقيا

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Filmed and Edited by "Media Town" a Palestinian fully independent, documentary film production, Videography and Media services Provider Company, based in Palestine.