Fireworks for the arrival of Amal, the three-meter puppet symbol of refugees

Fireworks for the arrival of Amal, the three-meter puppet symbol of refugees
Fireworks for the arrival of Amal, the three-meter puppet symbol of refugees

“The Walk-Il Cammino”, the largest traveling festival ever made in favor of the rights of refugee children, lands in Milan today and tomorrow. The symbol is little Amal (in Arabic it means hope), the three and a half meter high puppet that tells the story of a 9-year-old girl of Syrian origins who embarked on a journey of 8 thousand kilometers to find her mother. After having already been in Greece and, in Italy, in Naples and in Rome welcomed by Pope Francis, just to name a few destinations, she arrives in Milan and will be the protagonist of two particular and significant moments at the Piccolo Teatro and Casa Emergency.

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Today, Piccolo Teatro in via Rovello, 7.30 pm: the arrival of little Amal in Milan will be greeted with fireworks, the so-called batteries, very noisy fireworks on the ground. The batteries are born to celebrate the holidays but fire, noise, smoke and the rhythm of the explosions can have a very different meaning for a girl fleeing the war … Little Amal will find a quiet refuge in the Cloister of via Rovello where she will be welcomed and reassured by the puppets of “Carlo Colla & Figli” who, like her, embody different plural identities.
Saturday 18 September, Casa Emergency, via Santa Croce 19, 10.30 am: “The puzzle of rights: Amal, let’s play together!”. In the garden, some children intent on playing will capture Amal’s attention and, through the game, will communicate with her without barriers. Piece by piece, they will compose together the “Puzzle of rights”, which contains a very important message: rights are a universal good. The day will continue with the reading of the book “My name is not a refugee”, by Kate Milner, animated by the Brighella Brigade. And again: after the activities dedicated to children, Rossella Miccio, president of Emergency, and some representatives of the Municipality of Milan will welcome Amal on behalf of the whole city. This will be followed, at 12.00, by Emergency’s story of 20 years of war on the side of the victims, the tragedy of fleeing Afghans, the prospects for reception. It will close with the screening of the documentary made by Nico Piro: “Un Ospedale in Guerra”.

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Last updated: Friday 17 September 2021, 09:42

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