Zakaria Zubeidi co-founder of The Freedom Theatre

The Cultural Intifada

Udi Aloni tells three stories of living in Zakaria Zubeidi’s house. The is the first one: the cultural Intifada.

Eleven years ago, I moved to Jenin to Zakaria Zubeidi’s house to help my beloved friend, Juliano Mer Khamis, at the Freedom Theatre. My job was to teach film, and my student Mustafa wanted to film a night-time car chase inside the narrow streets of the camp at the end of which the protagonist murders Mariam, in an act of a misogyny. The only one who was able to drive in reverse on the camp streets was Zakaria Zubeidi, who got into the red Toyota belonging to none other than my mother