Letter to a Friend in Gaza

Venue: Emmett Robinson Theatre at College of Charleston

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes


Directed by Amos Gitai

A search for common ground

As you prepare your breakfast, think of others (do not forget the pigeon’s food).
As you conduct your wars, think of others (do not forget those who seek peace).
– Excerpt from Think of Others, Mahmoud Darwish

When today’s current events become our children’s history lessons, how will they view our actions? In the world premiere of filmmaker Amos Gitai’s multimedia performance, four actorstwo Palestinian and two Israeliaddress the foundations of the conflict at the Israel-Gaza border. Letter to a Friend in Gaza stitches together film, music, and poetry in a tribute to French writer Albert Camus’s Letters to a German Friend, in which he sought to find common ground between warring peoples. Likewise, Gitai seeks to create a space for listening among opposed perspectives.

Audience members at the opening-night performance on May 30 are invited to participate in a post-show Q&A with Director Amos Gitai and Festival General Director Nigel Redden.

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The 2018 dance series is sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.