Islamic Trust Studies Civil Dialogue “Palestinian Political Prisoners and the Potential of Theater: Featuring Ms. Einat Weizman” will be held by B03 “Trust and Peace Building in Conflict Affected Areas.”
Date：Monday, February 20th, 2023 10:00-11:30
Venue：Collaboration room 4, 4F of Building No.18, Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Address: 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8902
Language：English (Partially with simple interpretation)
Format: Hybrid, Pre-registration is required
Speaker ：Ms. Einat Weizman (Playwright)
Monday, 20th February, 2023
10:30 Opening remarks by Prof. Hiroyuki Suzuki.
10:35 Keynote by Ms. Einat Weizman.
11:05 Discussion and Dialogue (Moderator: Ms. Makiko Nambu)
11:30 Closing remarks
12:00 Close meeting
The play “Prisoners of the Occupation”directed by Einat Weizman features Palestinian prisoners as its theme. In this Civil Dialogue, we will discuss the meaning of addressing the Palestinian prisoners issue in theater through Weizman’s keynote and discussion with Makiko Nambu.
<Profile of Einat Weizman>
Ms. Einat Weizman: Playwright, Actress, Human rights activist
Born in 1973. Based in Tel Aviv, she introduces various social issues which are often neglected in Israeli society in her theater works. Not only performing as an actress on film and television in Israel, she has also directed many plays on the human rights situation of Palestinians. Her play“Palestine, Year Zero” was staged in Tokyo in 2017. Holding a master’s degree from Tel Aviv University, she teaches theater in universities and other organizations. Recently, she ran in the Israeli legislative election held in November 2022 as the 6th candidate of Balad, an Arab political party. Her play “Prisoners of the Occupation” will be staged at “Geki” Small Theater in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo from February 17 to 26, 2023.
Contact: Saki Yamamoto yamamoto_saki[at]rikkyo.ac.jp
Emergency contact：Hiroyuki Suzuki suzuki[at]utcmes.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Organizer: Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Areas (A), “Connectivity and Trust-building in the Islamic Civilization”(Principal Investigator: Masako Ishii(Rikkyo University); 20H05829)