Today’s Financial Times has an extensive feature on Banksy and his relation with Palestine. The interview is made via e-mail by Jan Dalley, the FT’s arts editor. Comes with a new Banksy drawing of the three wise men. The link: Banksy goes to Bethlehem
The documentary about the performance will be screened on BBC Two on Sunday 17 December at 9 PM, and is said to follow Boyle overcoming the “many restrictions” to find a cast, crew and local children, and put together the show in six weeks.
The performance took place on 3 December and was co-directed by Bethlehem-based Riham Isaac. Another video shows local children singing in Arabic while rehearsing.
Banksy created a promotional image for the documentary showing a drone watching over the nativity scene. (Source: BBC)
On 3 December there were two street art pieces unveiled. The first one depicts two angels trying to open up the Segregation Wall with a crowbar. Supposedly it was painted some days ago but hidden from the public eye with a banner. The second one is a text-based stencil with a sharp message in the center of Bethlehem.
Both are yet to be confirmed by banksy.co.uk or his Instagram account. According to well-informed sources, they are authentic.