POPOLI HIGHLIGHTS: BETWEEN FENCES
Thursday, december 1st, La Compagnia, 8:45 pm
by Avi Mograbi
(Israel, France, 2016, 85’)
n collaboration with the exibition Ai Weiwei. Libero, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
Holot is a detention centre in the desert of Israel, next to the Egyptian border, accommodating asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan who cannot be repatriated and don’t have a chance in Israel either, because of the country’s policy. Technically, it is not a prison, but it looks very much like one. Avi Moghrabi and Chen Alon organize a theatre workshop involving some of these people, who are in the most precarious condition, according to the principles of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. These foresee an artistic and aesthetic journey bound to political and social change, whose point of departure is precisely the events experienced by the asylum seekers.