Nakba – Palestine’s ‘catastrophe’ festival

A black comedy about a shroud maker is to feature in a festival marking the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian exodus.

In a week-long festival of theatre, dance, films and talks, entitled “Nakba” meaning “exodus” or “catastrophe”, the moment in May 1948 when Palestinians lost their homeland is tobe marked at the RADA Studios in central London.


The British playwright Ahmed Masoud (above), whosesatirical play The Shroud Maker tells the story of a Gaza woman’s survival from the 1940s to the present, is one of three organisers of the festival which is supported by Amnesty International UK, the Hoping Foundation, Amos Trust, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Al  Zaytouna Dance , pictured, who are also taking part in the festival running from May 14 to May 20.

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