The Peacock Of Silwan
Three thousand years separate the Kingdom of David from the old building in the village of Silwan. One day, Naama, an Israeli young woman who comes to see the building in which her grandmother had lived as a girl, and for years now inhabited by a Palestinian family: two sisters, Iman and Yasmin, who operate a beauty parlor, “The Peacock of Silwan.”
Photography: Eyal Landesman
Iman does everything she can to nurture the family business, while Yasmin has a dream: to travel to Jordan and develop a singing career there.
Naama intends no harm to anyone – but Yoram, director of the “Kingdom of David” Foundation, swiftly realizes the potential inherent in Naama’s family connection to the building, and he gets into gear.
We meet a series of figures – among them an enamored security guard, a mute boy, an ambitious archaeologist, a Jewish settler building a tunnel in her room, and a peacock – who will witness what occurs between the walls of the house in contention.
A group of Jewish and Palestinian actors are creative artists bringing more than one story to life, in tandem on a stage at the heart of a building in Old Akko.
George Iskandar, Dori Engel, David, Bilenca, Rima Jawabra,
Samira Saraya, Fabiana Meyuhas, Sharon Ingrid Stark
Playwright: Alma Ganihar
Set and costume design: Ashraf Hanna
Music: Shosh Reisman
Lighting: Amihai Elharar
Directors: Chen Alon, Sinai Peter
Producer: Shahar Neeman
Venue: a house in the Old City
Duration: 1 hr. 10 min