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A Jew and a Palestinian cross the cultural divide

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How did two strangers, a Boston-born Jew in Montreal and a Gaza-born Palestinian in Melbourne, embark on such a challenging artistic journey to edit Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas, the first English-language anthology worldwide in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers?

From literally opposite sides of the world, join award-winning playwrights Stephen Orlov of Montreal and Samah Sabawi of Melbourne as they discuss the complexities, obstacles and creative process in editing this groundbreaking collection, which acclaimed Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler calls “A brave, passionate collective call, a theatrical catalyst for investigation and resistance.”

Co-presented by the Margaret Whitlam Chair of Social Work, Professor Linda Briskman of the School of Social Sciences and Psychology and the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University.

FREE. Registrations essential. Light refreshments provided.