Hidden Stories

Mon 16 Oct 2017 to Thu 19 Oct 2017

Exhibition open daily 10am-5:30pm
Talk on making the exhibition with Sabine Stein - Wed 18 Oct (Doors open 6pm). With drinks and snacks.

A photo-documentary exhibition by The Freedom Theatre in Jenin refugee camp in Palestine, which includes the work of eight photography students from Jenin.

Mentored by Sabine Stein, a German documentary photographer, each of the eight documentaries in Hidden Stories tells an independent story emerging from close observation in the environment. The stories grew through cultural exchange and group discussions, and their themes include ‘What does it mean to be a woman working in Palestine?’ and ‘Living with disabilities in Palestine’.

The Freedom Theatre is a movement dedicated to fighting oppression through the arts. Hidden Stories is an example of the theatre’s work within multimedia, enabling young people to tell stories through the lens. "We are proud that our students’ work has made it all the way to Wales", says Mustafa Sheta, general secretary of The Freedom Theatre. “The exhibition reflects aspects of reality here in Palestine that are largely hidden from the mainstream media and is therefore an important opportunity for new voices to be heard."

Sabine Stein was a finalist for the CNN Journalist Award in 2013 and has since worked across the world. She will talk about the exhibition at a special event on Wednesday, October 18 at Volcano from 7.00pm-8.00pm, with refreshments available from 6.00pm. A warm welcome to all.

Sabine Stein says, “The photos in the exhibition enable the observer to experience the lives of the diversity of people in Palestine and provide a unique insight into life in the occupied territories”. 

Sue Lyle worked as a volunteer with The Freedom Theatre In Jenin this year. She saw the exhibition and was determined to bring it to Wales. Sue said, “The images and the words gave me a tremendous insight into Palestinian life that that we never see. These really are hidden human stories that everyone can relate to”. 

On October 23, the exhibition moves to Cardigan where it will be exhibited at Small World Theatre.



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