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Freedom, Theater, and Cultural Resistance in Jenin

A conversation with Mustafa Sheta, Director General of the Freedom Theater.

Jerusalem24 – Mustafa Sheta joins us on the opening day of the annual Cultural Resistance Festival of the famed Freedom Theater in Jenin for a look at this year’s highlights.

He offers us a glimpse of a fascinating backstory of an institution whose own history is deeply intertwined with that of Jenin. As the festival kicks off during yet another wave of military raids and assaults on the city, Mustafa tells us about the annual festival’s mission within Jenin and beyond, as well as the theater’s enduring relationship with the community it both supports and is supported by.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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