Tribute to Juliano Mer Khamis: Short film


May 14, 2011 by IJV

On 20 April 2011, a tribute event was held in London in memory of director, actor and filmmaker Juliano Mer Khamis. Juliano was assassinated on 4 April 2011 in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, where he established the Freedom Theatre in 2006. The son of a Arna Mer, a Jewish woman, and Saliba Khamis, a Palestinian man, Juliano described himself as “100 percent Palestinian and 100 percent Jewish.”

Click for film of London tribute

Click for film made by the Freedom Theatre participants and Udi Aloni, in tribute to Juliano’s activism.

One thought on “Tribute to Juliano Mer Khamis: Short film

  1. Jacqueline Rose says:

    I was at this tribute. Although some of the speakers could barely talk for grief, it conveyed with extraordinary vividness the unique contribution of Mer-Khamis to Palestinian lives and the prospect of peace. I had not been aware that Udi Aloni had been working at the Jenin Freedom Theatre for over a year and was pledged to do so for two years overall. His commitment to the project spoke much of the dialogue that is possible across this political divide. It echoes what might become Mer-Khamis’ most famous statement – that he was 100% Palestinian and 100% Jewish. Placed alongside Daniel Barenboim’s dual citizenship (see below) – Israeli and Palestinian – these moments give grounds for hope..

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