Thu, May 5, 2011 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
To celebrate the life of the late Juliano Mer Khamis, 3rd i NY will host an evening of films in tribute to his legacy.
Free and Open to the Public
A separate memorial for Juliano Mer Khamis will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 4 at The Church of St Paul the Apostle, Columbus Ave between 59h and 60th Streets. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Participants will include Abdeen Jabara, Tony Kushner, Betty Shamieh, Udi Aloni and others.
Arna's Children - The TriBeCa Film Festival award-winning documentary by Juliano Mer Khamis about his mother Arna and the youth of the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank
The Freedom Theatre Today - a short made by Jen Marlowe which shows the theater Juliano and the people of Jenin built to continue Arna's work.
A Tribute to Juliano - a short made by the film students and others at The Freedom Theatre to commemorate and honor Juliano Mer Khamis after his murder.
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Juliano Mer-Khamis, activist, actor and director, was born in Nazareth, the son of Arna Mer, a Jewish communist, and Saliba Khamis, an Arab intellectual. He had two brothers, Spartacus and Abir. Mer-Khamis was married to Jenny, a Finnish activist he met in Haifa. They had a son and a daughter and were expecting the birth of twins at the time of his murder.
About 3rd i NY
3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.
3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part by the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by NYSCA and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.
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