Second Unveiling of the Morning: The Making of RETURN TO HAIFA

Our great friend, David Goldenberg, who shared film shorts of our productions of PANGS OF THE MESSIAH and THE ACCIDENT, is back with a feature-length documentary-in-progress. Here’s a trailer he cut for us, that we’ve been screening at the theater as a promo. There are more amazing shorts to come, and then there will be the documenting of the Cameri’s arrival into DC, their rehearsing on our DC stage, and then, most interestingly, the response of our audience to the show!

Stay tuned for much more. And of course, buy your tickets and support this extraordinary production!

One thought on “Second Unveiling of the Morning: The Making of RETURN TO HAIFA

  1. I was very impressed by the play and Goan’s adaptation, especially the scene that ended the play. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict stirs a lot of emotion in many and leaves one in a world that is more gray, than black and white. As someone of Palestinian decent I am sensitive to Israeli adoption of Palestinian customs and culture. You often hear, “first the land, now our food.” I can see how many people would receive Return to Haifa with the same attitude. But I disagree with this perspective.

    It is very courageous of Boaz Goan, as well as the many others involved, to bring this story to an Israeli stage. Kanafani is also courageous for not only speaking about the Palestinian narrative, but for addressing the suffering of Israeli Jews during Holocaust. I think this pattern of courage should be carried on by a Palestinian adaptation of an Israeli play about the Holocaust and premiered in a Palestinian theater.

    Having said that, I’d like to pose a question: Why are we scared and indifferent to stories of the “other’s” suffering? Are we afraid of humanizing them in our mind? Are we afraid that talking about it and recognizing it will lessen how tragic our own suffering is and make us the lesser victim?

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