This documentary plots the unique journey from Shatila Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut through the splendours of such UK concert halls as Sage Gateshead for a group of Palestinian young people performing a play specially written for them on the camp by the English author, Peter Mortimer. The play was written during Mortimer’s two months residence on the camp in 2008 and led to two UK tours. The documentary which takes us through rehearsals includes footage of life on the camp and also of the play’s performances in Theatre Monot, Beirut.

Other events - Children of War at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House (23 Aug) and Amnesty Short Documentaries at Jam Jar Cinema (30 Aug)

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Northumbria English School, Victoria Ave, Whitley Bay

Shatila Theatre (documentary film)

With speakers – Peter Mortimer and Garry Ettle

Doors open  6.00pm

FREE but ticketed - no longer available

Monday 19 Aug

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