A Palestinian Soap Opera for Ramadan

[AFP/Middle East Times-Egypt] Jennie Matthew - Drugs, espionage, inter-marriage, and domestic violence, artfully woven with messages of peace, will be beamed into Palestinian homes this Ramadan in a television soap opera. Written and directed by Palestinians in the West Bank, and funded by the British government to promote Middle East peace, the 20-episode extravaganza "What's Up?" starts this weekend. Billed as a family comedy, the main players brush with love and disaster, make mistakes, and learn the virtue of tolerance. "Our goal is to reach out to the Palestinians with messages of tolerance and resolving conflict," said John Bell, Middle East director of Search for Common Ground.

2006-09-22 01:00:00

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