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Till death do us part

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Till death do us part

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Full credits
Fatima Abdul Karim, Janan Adawi, Ane Marie Anderson, Faris Arouri, Vilde Herning, Trine Lise Lindahl, Victoria Lofstad, Martin Nielsen, Mohamad Rabah,Shadi Elias Sader and Shadi Zatera
Date
August 10th-12th 2012
Country
Palestine
Location
Bir Zeit
Duration
12 hour workshop, 36 hour play
Budget
4000€
Participation fee
150€


Till death do us part was a larp about a wedding between a Palestinian woman and a Norwegian man. It was set in Ramallah, Palestine and co-written by members of Fantasiforbundet and The Peace and Freedom Youth Forum. It had local players and players from the Nordic countries, playing family, friends and colleagues of the couple.

In the week before the larp, the Nordic players stayed in Jerusalem and took trips from there in East Jerusalem and into the West Bank to learn more about the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Synopsis

Harald and Kholoud are getting married and have invited family, friends and colleagues to the wedding. In the preparations the women hold a henna party and the men a bachelor party.

The story revolves around exploring differences and similarities in the Nordic and Palestinian countries, wedding traditions, family relationships, mixed relationships, friendship, old and new love, family expectations, queer issues, life under occupation and a cooruption scandal involving the brides uncle and the head of the NGO the groom works for.

Techniques

The game was highly transparent and made use of several meta-techniques to enhance play, for instance

Video documentation

Video documenation from the game and interview with participants.


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