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Theater festival in acre may be disrupted because of a dispute about censorship

This week, six of the eight teams that were to participate in a theater festival in Akko, said that he will refuse performance if the program of the festival will not return to play «Prisoners of the occupation» (another variant of the name «From the prison notebooks»), telling about the life of prisoners serving sentences for terrorism in Israeli jails.

These representatives stated that they consider unacceptable censorship the exception of the play «prisoner of occupation» from the program of the festival. The statement was sent to the mayor of acre, Shimon lancry, who heads the organizing Committee of the festival.

The Creator of the show «Prisoners of the occupation» is the actress Einat Weizman, known not only for its creativity, but also ultra & views.

Earlier, the Minister of culture Miri Regev spoke out against the premiere of the play at the Theatre of Jaffa, threatening to deprive the theater of public funding.

Play Einat Weizman tells about the life of Palestinian prisoners serving sentences for terrorism in Israeli jails. During the play the actors from the stage to read letters received by the relatives of prisoners. In particular, there are letters of the former Deputy of the Knesset Bases of Ratas (Gatas).

Theater festival in acre may be disrupted because of a dispute about censorship 01.06.2017

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