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    Palestinian theatre

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    Al Jazeera English

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    This week Artsworld visits Freedom Theatre in the Jenin refugee camp. This pioneering project is the only professional venue for theatre and the arts in the north of the Palestinian occupied territories. Zakaria Zubeidi, the head of the al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade in Jenin in the West Bank, has now put down his weapons and believes that children's theatre is an important way to fight for Palestinian statehood.

    The programme also features the China Disabled People's Performing Arts Troupe, which has entertained audiences in more than 50 countries. The troupe consists of 100 performers who say their tightly knit community has given them a renewed sense of pride and purpose despite a history of discrimination that continues to haunt many of China's 80 million people with disabilities.