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The Arab American University Theater Team concludes its participation in the International Menodrama Festival in Tunisia

The Arab American University Theater Team concludes its participation in the International Menodrama Festival in Tunisia


Jenin – Together – The Arab American University theater team concluded its participation in the International Melodrama Festival in the city of Sidi Bouzid in Tunisia, where it participated in the theatrical performance entitled ‘The Last Sunset,’ and the festival carried the slogan ‘Student Messages to Proud Gaza,’ which aims to shed light On deep humanitarian issues and encouraging dialogue and cultural interaction.

Louay Tafesh, an employee in the Deanship of Student Affairs at the Arab American University, said that the theatrical performance ‘The Last Sunset’ is an artistic work that embodies the internal and external conflict that the Palestinian people face under the siege and occupation. The performance also reflects the personal experience of a young Palestinian woman, who lives under the shadows of oppression and persecution, and seeks To build her own world of hope and imagination, he explained that the

The events deal with different stages of the young woman’s life, starting with the quiet perio
d before the outbreak of war, when she dreamed of a better future and imagined a world free of restrictions and sieges. With the outbreak of war, her life changes dramatically, and her challenges and suffering increase, which makes her live in a broken world that does not allow her Imagine, and pointed out that the events simulate many of the situations and experiences that the Palestinian people go through daily, from the Israeli occupation and economic blockade to international marginalization and neglect, and through the young woman’s journey, we see how she defies the harsh conditions with her solid will and steadfast resistance.

He explained that the message of the show, ‘The Last Sunset,’ was to shed light on the issues of justice and humanity facing the Palestinian people, and to convey their voice and suffering to the world. It also boldly and honestly addressed sensitive topics, such as war, occupation, and persecution, without fear or hesitation, noting that the theatrical show raised many feelings
. It raises questions about the political and social reality in the region, and prompts us to think about innovative solutions to these complex issues. By portraying a unique Palestinian experience, the show opens the door to a deeper understanding of the Palestinian reality and the challenges that the Palestinian people face daily.

For his part, the Dean of Student Affairs at the Arab American University, Dr. Fadi Jumaa, explained that the artistic message of the theatrical performance ‘The Last Sunset’ evokes the experience of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, where this land lives under the weight of siege and ongoing conflict, through an influential artistic journey, embodied by the story of a young woman. A Palestinian woman who overcomes challenges and derives her strength from her belief in freedom and justice. With every performance, a new message is launched calling for solidarity and unity in the face of injustice and oppression. I consider that the Arab American University’s participation
in this festival is an important step towards enhancing cultural understanding and solidarity among peoples, and promoting the message of Palestine to the world in an innovative and influential artistic style.

Source: Maan News Agency