Udi Aloni is a writer, artist, theatre director, and filmmaker whose work explores the discourse between art, theory, and action. Splitting his time between the US and the Middle East, Udi’s work has been presented at galleries, theaters, and film festivals around the world.
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH FILM DIRECTOR UDI ALONI AND CHAIRED BY JO GLANVILLE, DIRECTOR OF ENGLISH PEN
Attending this event
Jo Glanville is director of English PEN, a charity that supports the freedom to read and write. She was an award-winning editor of Index on Censorship and is a former BBC current affairs producer. She was a judge for the Orwell Prize 2013.
Films screening at this event
- Batoul Taleb, Mariam Abu-Khaled & Udi Aloni
- Palestine, USA
- 75 min
“Cinematically successful and emotionally stirring piece of activism. It is effective and educative and should be seen by anybody interested in the Middle East.” – Euromed AudioVisual
Juliano Mer-Khamis founded and inspired the Freedom Theatre in Jenin, West Bank, bringing to life his dream of a space where Palestinians and Jews, women and men, could together pursue freedom, equality and art.
The documentary centres on the void created by Juliano’s assassination in front of the theatre to which he had dedicated his life. Art/Violence follows director Udi Alon, together with two of Juliano’s students, Mariam and Batoul, and his 12-year-old daughter, Milay, as they create unique versions of Alice in Wonderland, Waiting for Godot and Antigone.
Continuing Juliano’s vision of art as a powerful and positive force, these young Palestinian women explore gender oppression, violence and loss, both on stage and in life.
Winner: Cinema Fairbindet Prize, Berlin International Film Festival 2013