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Published on Jan 11, 2017
Police officers killed 12 unarmed citizens in October 2000. The youngest of those killed was a 17-year old boy, named Aseel. Aseel was shot point blank in the neck while at a demonstration outside of his neighborhood.
Aseel’s story is all-too familiar here in the United States. However, Aseel was not killed by police in central Florida, or a street corner in New York. Aseel was a Palestinian child, and he was killed by Israeli police.
"There Is A Field" is a play about Aseel’s life and his killing, told from the perspective of his older sister, Nardeen. Through Nardeen’s struggle to cope with the murder of her brother, the play offers an intimate view into the daily racism and violence faced by Palestinian citizens of Israel, and contributes to the vital conversation around the systematic devaluation of Black and Brown lives in the United States.
This video shows selected scenes from the play, as well as the responses from audiences at HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities.)