Tragic Death of Juliano Mer Khamis

Monday 4th April 2011

Tragic Death of Juliano Mer Khamis

It is with enormous sadness that we report the tragic death of Israeli Arab actor and political activist and film-maker Juliano Mer-Khamis, who was shot dead today at the theatre he founded in the Jenin Refugee Camp.

Juliano’s documentary Arna’s Children was due to be shown at New Art Exchange as part of the Nottingham European Arts and Theatre Festival (neat11) on Thursday 9 June at 8pm. The screening will still take place and we’d like to donate all proceeds towards an appropriate charity in memory of Juliano.

Giles Croft, Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse and neat11 commented:
We are all shocked by this terrible news. I met Juliano on a visit to the Freedom Theatre last year and was impressed by his energy, passion and humanity. We send our sympathy to his family, friends and to the many young people whose lives he has enriched.

For more information about Arna’s Children at neat11 click here