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Mo’min Swaitat

Mo’min Swaitat is a London-based Palestinian Bedouin actor, filmmaker, music producer, DJ and archivist from Jenin. He trained at the Freedom Theatre, Jenin and arthaus (formerly LISPA), London and Berlin, before moving to London. He collaborated with the Arcola Theatre, Young Diorama Theatre, Rich Mix, Battersea Arts Centre, Albany Theatre Deptford, Theatre Temoin, Common Wealth Theatre, The Mosaic Rooms, Alserkal Avenue, Radio Alhara? and many others, working on solo and ensemble productions, with a focus on immersive, site-specific theatre and performances which blend storytelling, spoken word, music and movement. His debut short film Stones in Hand – an experimental piece inspired by his family archive – premiered on Ma3azef earlier this year. Since 2018, he has been one of the associate artists and creative directors of Sarha Collective, a platform for underground artists from the SWANA region. He is the founder of Majazz, an archive of vintage Palestinian and Arab vinyl and cassettes and a record label based at East London’s Finch Café, where he runs a residency programme where he has recently hosted artists such as Kamaal Williams, El Far3i and Beirut Groove Collective. He is this year’s Jerwood Arts grantee for the Live Work Fund.

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