Juliano Mer-Khamis

Juliano Mer-Khamis was an Israeli Jewish/Palestinian Arab actor, director, filmmaker, and political activist of Jewish and Palestinian Eastern Orthodox Christian parentage. His most famous works include Arna’s Children (2004), Deadly Heroes (1993) and Yom Yom (1998). In April 2011, he was assassinated by a masked gunman in the Palestinian city of Jenin, where he had established The Freedom Theatre–a theatre and cultural center in the Jenin Refugee Camp in the northern part of the West Bank. The theatre aims to generate cultural resistance through the fields of popular culture and art as a catalyst for social change in the occupied Palestinian territories.