R A M A L L A H ! R A M A L L A H ! R A M A L L A H !
Ramallah! Ramallah! Ramallah! is a short film documenting the collaboration between les ballets C de la B and the Ashtar Theatre and El-Funoun Dance Troupe, both in Ramallah, Palestina.
The Belgian director Alain Platel was, since 2001, four times visiting Ramallah, to work with Palestinian dancers and actors. During his last visit in November 2004, he was accompanied by the British documentary maker Sophie Fiennes who made a short film documenting the work between dancers from les Ballets C de la B (Ghent-Belgium) and dancers, actors from the El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe and Ashtar Theatre in Ramallah.
Alain Platel about working in Ramallah : “One of the most touching experiences in my life. It is difficult to understand, how people can dance there. They really risk their lifes, coming to the rehearsals after the curfew …”