Amal is a large doll who travels from Turkey to the United Kingdom, a major migration route. The makers of Amal want to draw attention to refugees from all over the world. She will arrive in Brussels on Wednesday.
The trail is 8,000 kilometers long and takes her from Turkey, to Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany to Belgium and will continue to travel to the United Kingdom. Amal is a huge doll representing a 9 year old Syrian girl.
A lot of activities are planned in Brussels around the arrival of Amal. A performance will take place at the Anderlecht Slaughterhouses on Wednesday. It concerns the dance performance ‘Chased’ with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as artistic advisor. The Children’s Choir of La Monnaie will also meet Amal on Thursday, together with children, artists and adults.
Little Amaltecs the thousands of children who, like them, have fled war and persecution and have access to education and essential support to rebuild their lives. She is the brainchild of the internationally renowned artist Amir Nizar Zuabi.
The writer and director comes from a generation of Palestinians raised on tales of the Nakba (Catastrophe in Arabic, ed.): haunted by tales of how hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were driven from their homes, never to return, it wrote. the guard earlier.
“Because the world’s attention is at this moment, it’s important again to start the conversation about the refugee crisis,” he writes on the A brings site. “It’s also important to change the discourse. Yes, refugees need food and blankets, but they also need to be heard, and they need dignity.”
The aim of The Walk is to draw attention to the refugee’s potential, not just the harrowing conditions. Amal is therefore 3.5 meters tall because Nizar hopes they will continue to think and act accordingly.
For two days you will be able to follow the giantess through Brussels during a program closely related to social and cultural organizations, including the Darwich Chair-Bozar, Théâtre National, La Monnaie, Cie EASTMAN by choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Bozar, Circus without hands, PART . S, Cultureghem, the Civic Platform for Refugees and various schools and associations.
Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi of the Mahmoud Darwich chair, named after the modern poet, coordinates the transit through Brussels and the artistic program in our city.
The walk, 6 & 7/10, www.walkwithamal.org