Amal, the giant puppet based on a Syrian refugee girl, arrives in CDMX – El Sol de México

Amal, The puppet that represents a Syrian refugee girl 10 years old who travels the world to advocate for children’s rights migrant children and refugees, arrives today in Mexico City.

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Inspired by the mojigangas Mexicans, this traveling project created by the theater company The Walk Productions began in Turkey in 2021, a country where thousands of Syrians have taken refuge due to the civil war that broke out in 2012.

This is the first time that Amal visits a Latin American country, its tour began on November 6 in Tijuana and will end on the 26th in Tapachula Chiapas; but he has also visited the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara.

The puppet It brings a message of peace and solidarity to people who have had to leave their home and country due to violence, persecution and war.

In Mexico City you will visit The Islands of University City; the Basilica of Guadalupe, Xochimilco and will have an official reception in the Senate of the Republic.

In the UNAMon Friday there will be a conversation with Bruno Velázquez, director of the Nelson Mandela Chair of Human rights in the Arts. At the end there will be a performance with the Youth Contemporary Dance Company of the university house.

On Friday afternoon Amal will meet privately with families in shelter at Casa Refugiados, in Tlalpan.

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On Saturday, the puppet will take a tour of the Historic Center, where the choreographer Raúl Tamez will premiere the work We fly in dreams, which he created for the occasion; Then she will pass through Madero Street, accompanied by musiciansto the Palace of Fine Arts.

On Sunday he will participate in the Sunday shoot dedicated to the migrants and on Monday he will visit the Basilica of Guadalupe, on Tuesday the Congress of the Union and on Tuesday he will leave for Oaxaca.

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