“I create political art with the goal to expose black holes in the Israeli reality.”
Einat Weizman is a director, writer and actress who attributes some of her fame to the efforts of various officials in the Israeli establishment to silence her. Her last play, “Prisoners of the Occupation,” was written in collaboration with political prisoners and Palestinians. It sought to offer a glimpse into the lives of prisoners in jail, the conditions they live in, and the development of their political consciousnesses in prison. Her previous play, “I, Dareen T.,” presented the twofold struggle of a woman in Palestinian society: the built-in male domination and the challenges of the Israeli occupation—two struggles nestled within one another. The play “Palestine, Year Zero” mapped the ways in which Israel destroys Palestinian houses as well as the system of justification that allows for ongoing destruction of these homes and this society.