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Almasi Collaborative Arts Set To Expose Police Brutality

Almasi Collaborative Arts is set to present a staged reading of ‘There is a Field’ , a poignant, provocative meditation on the meaning of justice, healing and being human in the face of police brutality, state impunity and apartheid on the 20th of October 2018  at Old Mutual Theatre, Alliance Francaise de Harare.

According to Tafadzwa Mutumbi the director of the reading,the play follows the true story of Aseel Asleh, a 17-year old Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by police in October 2000, hence Zimbabweans will  relate to the story to the current situation in the country.

“There is a Field, is a poignant, provocative meditation on the meaning of justice, healing and being human in the face of police brutality, state impunity and apartheid.

“It follows the true story of Aseel Asleh, a 17-year old Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by police in October 2000. Based on interviews and primary sources collected over 15 years, the play offers a uniquely personal lens for understanding inequality as the root of state violence and impunity.

“The themes raised by looking at Aseel’s life and murder enable audiences to further explore the connections and build solidarity across universal struggles for liberation and equality.

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“The play speaks truth to power in a very unapologetic and biting humanized way. Zimbabweans watching the play will definitely relate to the story of Aseel as his story is closer home. It is a universal story,” said Mutumbi.

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He added that the readings are free and open to the public to encourage audience development and interaction with the community in the post-performance talk back sessions.

“The Staged Reading of ‘There is a Field’  is part of Almasi’s staged reading series. The staged readings are designed to advance dramatic literacy in the community.

“The readings are free and open to the public to encourage audience development and interaction with the community in the post-performance talk back sessions. The Staged Reading series has seen Almasi presenting several staged readings in Zimbabwe,” he said.

Directed by Tafadzwa Bob Mutumbi the staged reading will feature Eyahra Mathazia, Charlene Mangweni, Chelsy Maumbe, Tawanda Mupatsi, Khetani Michael Banda, Shepard Leo and Kirby Chipembere.

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