Salim, a young man, has lived in London for over 10 years. He has a steady job, a great place to live and an active social life.
But when his friends start to take an interest in Palestine, Salim’s homeland, his seemingly easy life in the UK is altered. He is faced with a bittersweet feeling; the pleasure that those close to him want to discover his country mixed with the frustration that they can journey there with the ease of holidaymakers, travelling a route that is totally off limits to him.
Through Al Zaytouna’s artful mix of dabke, contemporary dance and theatre performed to a ground shaking mix of modern electronic and traditional beats the play questions the nature of solidarity movements and explores the complex experience of exile, identity and homesickness.
This will be followed by Q & A with the director and cast.
Written and directed by Ahmed Najar.
Co-directed by Olivia Furber.
Supported by Amal – a Saïd Foundation programme.