‘Miral’ Author Rula Jebreal Issues Statement On Slain Castmember
Miral scribe Rula Jebreal issued a statement on the shooting death of Juliano Mer-Khamis, who was assassinated Monday in the West Bank. Mer-Khamis, son of a Jewish mother and Palestinian father, was gunned down outside the Freedom Theater, the drama center he established within the Palestinian Refugee Camp. Mer-Khamis played a role in Miral, which was directed by Julian Schnabel and which Jebreal adapted from a book that reflected her own experiences. He also starred in Little Drummer Girl opposite Diane Keaton.
“To me, Juliano was a true humanitarian and artist, who used theater as a tool to help children in a war zone salve their wounds,” she said. “He represented and embodied the possibility of coexistence and forgiveness. Juliano’s vision for peace and justice will live on in his work, and he will continue to be an inspiration for us all.”
[full article via Deadline Hollywood]