IN A THOUSAND SILENCES
A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
In A Thousand Silences is a virtual reality experience celebrating, Palestinian culture whilst highlighting the brutal censorship artists face.
In Palestine’s first-ever virtual reality film, we combine dance, music, poetry and storytelling, with performances from renowned artists, including actor Mohammad Bakri, musician Suhail Khoury and poet Dareen Tatour.
Using the latest digital technology to defy borders, walls and checkpoints, global audiences are immersed in our cultural spaces - from the desert to the mountains, Jenin Refugee Camp and theatres, both ancient and new.
Despite relentless attacks on Palestinian cultural identity, urgent stories take you to the heart of how artists continue to resist.
The Freedom Theatre and Artists On The Frontline
With Creative Consultancy and Post-Production by Relative Motion
Funded by British Council Arts
Created by Ahmed Tobasi, Chris Lane & Zoe Lafferty
Directed by Ahmed Tobasi
Written by Zoe Lafferty
From the words of Ahmed Tobasi, Ali Abu Yaseen,
Arna Mer Khamis, Dareen Tatour, Juliano Mer Khamis,
Mohammad Bakri, Suhail Khoury,
Performances in order of appearance
Nabeel Al Raee performing the story of Ali Abu Yaseen
Project Manager: Mustafa Sheta
Directors Of Photography: Amin Abdulhadi & Suzan Wasfi
Sound Operators: Amin Abdulhadi Suzan Wasfi
Poem 'Resist, My People, Resist Them' by Dareen Tatour
Dance performed by Naqsh Popular Art Troupe
with music from Al Fonoon Dance Troupe
Music by Nabeel Al Raee, Suhail Khoury and Tom Adams
Associate Researcher: Alia Al Rosan
Film Footage of Juliano Mer Khamis by Ben Aylsworth
Film Footage from the documentary 'Jenin Jenin'
by Mohammed Bakri
Photo from Gaza by Mustafa Hassona
Mentorship and Post-Production by Relative Motion.
With Thanks to Faisal Saleh from the US Palestine Museum
Funded by the British Council Arts
‘In A Thousand Silences’ can be watched anywhere there is a chair and a headset. Our suggestions include an art gallery, foyer of a theatre, university or cafe.
A virtual reality headset
A chair (preferably one that swivels)
One Audience member per headset
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