“Al-Merya’a Wal-Qurqa’a “ - 2014
Socio-political Forum Theatre
(The guide and the bell)
“Al Mirya’ Wal-Qurqa’ ” is a Forum Play created upon a field research conducted by members of the production team with governmental, private organizations and Palestinian farmers.
This theatre piece sheds light on important issues, and urgent folders in the field of agriculture, and the various obstacles the Palestinian farmers face. The play aspires to stimulate the audience to think of their responsibilities towards the agricultural sector. Motivating the public to think of ways and laws that aim to improve the agricultural sector in Palestine; especially when agriculture is one of the most important means of resistance for Palestinians under occupation.
This play focuses on three important topics:
First: The challenge that Palestinian farmers face in distributing their products, when facing the fierce competition with Israeli products.
Second: The crisis of water resources and reservoirs especially in the Jordan valley, since this area C is under complete Israeli control; and the occupation abuses all the water in favor of the settlements.
Third: The crisis of agricultural land confiscation by the Israeli military, and its effect on farming and people’s lives.
Directed by: Iman Aoun