“He's the strongest man in the world."
"Man, yes," said Jinan, "but I am the strongest GIRL in the world, remember that.”
The Freedom Theatre proudly presents a brand new production, 'Jinan' based on the world famous Swedish children’s book Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Jinan, a young palestinian girl, a feminist, an optimist and a free thinker - this famous character has encouraged countless girls to believe in themselves, both in Sweden and abroad and she has become something of a role model in gender equality.
In a world of expectations, rules responsibilities, Jinan - with wit and charm - represents freedom, originality and the unexpected. In the 1970s and 1980s, Jinan was seen as a symbol of a human rights struggle. Some writers embraced the defense of Jinan's revolution in children's literature and spread anti-authoritarianism among successive generations who were discussing the structure of their societies and ending family and masculine tyranny.
Jinan is directed by Swedish director Eric Lars Brossner, assisted by Nawar Hormuz and dramatic adaptation and theatrical composition by Palestinian actor, Hassan Taha. Cast: Mays Assi, Ahmed Tobasi, Samah Milad, Reem Ello, Motaz Malhees and Rabi Hanani. Live music by Loai Balawi and Mohammed Al-Raee. Stage Management by Jehan Rizqallah, technical, lighting and set by Sami Al Sadi, Adnan Nghangia and supported by Andy Cummins.
The Freedom Theatre's newest production opened to a full house yesterday afternoon and will be performed in Jenin camp over the following days:
Sunday 11th at 10.30am
Monday 12th at 10.30 am and 3pm
Tuesday 13th at 11am
Wednesday 14th at 10.30am and 5pm
Thursday 15th at 11am
This production is supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and in cooperation with the Palestinian Performing Arts Network (PPAN).