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In A Thousand Silences


"In thousands of silences our music is playing, our dancers rise up, our photos and film capture our reality"

In A Thousand Silences is a virtual reality experience celebrating, Palestinian culture whilst highlighting the brutal censorship artists face.

In Palestine’s first-ever virtual reality film, we combine dance, music, poetry and storytelling, with performances from renowned artists, including actor Mohammad Bakri, musician Suhail Khoury and poet Dareen Tatour.

Using the latest digital technology to defy borders, walls and checkpoints, global audiences are immersed in our cultural spaces - from the desert to the mountains, Jenin Refugee Camp and theatres both ancient and new.


Despite relentless attacks on Palestinian cultural identity, urgent stories take you to the heart of how artists continue to resist. 


Produced by

The Freedom Theatre and Artists On The Frontline

With Creative Consultancy and Post-Production

by Relative Motion

Funded by

British Council Arts

Created by Ahmed Tobasi, Chris Lane & Zoe Lafferty

Directed by Ahmed Tobasi


Written by Zoe Lafferty

From the words of Ahmed Tobasi, Ali Abu Yaseen,

Arna Mer Khamis, Dareen Tatour, Juliano Mer Khamis,

Mohammad Bakri, Suhail Khoury, 


Performances in order of appearance

Rula Nassar

Khawla Ibraheem

Suhail Khoury 

Dareen Tatour

Nabeel Al Raee performing the story of Ali Abu Yaseen

Mohammad Bakri

Ahmed Tobasi


Project Manager: Mustafa Sheta

Directors Of Photography: Amin Abdulhadi & Suzan Wasfi


Sound Operators: Amin Abdulhadi Suzan Wasfi


Poem 'Resist, My People, Resist Them' by Dareen Tatour


Dance performed by Naqsh Popular Art Troupe

with music from Al Fonoon Dance Troupe


Music by Nabeel Al Raee, Suhail Khoury and Tom Adams


Associate Researcher: Alia Al Rosan


Film Footage of Juliano Mer Khamis by Ben Aylsworth 


Film Footage from the documentary 'Jenin Jenin'

by Mohammed Bakri

Photo from Gaza by Mustafa Hassona


With Thanks to Faisal Saleh from the US Palestine Museum 

Funded by the British Council Arts


‘In A Thousand Silences’ can be watched anywhere there is a chair and a headset. Our suggestions include an art gallery, foyer of a theatre, university or cafe.


A virtual reality headset 

A chair (preferably one that swivels)





30 Minutes



One Audience member per headset

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World Premiere at Palestine Film Lab
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