"Machine and Hammer" - 2016
A Forum Theatre Play
Abu Safi: Worked as a carpenter in a Palestinian carpentry shop for seven years; one day he finds himself jobless and his minimum rights are not delivered to him.
Today he works occasionally in different places which caused him and his family to live in an economic hardship.Who is responsible for delivering his rights for him from his former employer?
Sameer: A young man working with one of his relatives in a construction site, duringhis work, Sameer, gets exposed to an accident which leaves him suffering from a lifelong debilitating disability.
What are the responsibilities of the employer towards Sameer? What is the role of the labor union and civil society institutions in obtaining and delivering Sameer’s rights?
Abu Fuad: Owner of a tailoring shop and has a number of employees. Are Palestinian workers aware of their rights which were constituted on by the Palestinian
Labor law? Who will ensure applying these laws in the different Palestinian establishments?
“Machine and a Hammer” is a play which tackles a number of issues and raises questions about the situation of workers in Palestine.
This play wants the audience to take the role of the actor and interfere on stage and in the characters… the play wants the audience to fill to void and suggest solutions.
Directed by: Edward Muallem