Walk with Amal

The Walk & Education

An arts festival under the auspices and coordination of Good Chance Theatre from the United Kingdom

 

Free internet workshops for educators and youth group facilitators

 

Walk with Amal 

A 3,5 meter high puppet with the form of a 9-year-old refugee girl will travel for 8.000 klm,
crossing Turkey and Europe, from July to November 2021.

The Walk with Amal is a mobile - peripatetic arts festival where a multitude of state, humanitarian and artistic institutions and organisations participate, from European as well as Asian countries under the auspices and coordination of Good Chance from the United Kingdom.

Amal will be walking in Greece in August-September 2021 (specific dates will be announced), in a great march which in our country will set off from Chios island, will continue to Piraeus, Athens, Eleusina, Larissa, Trikala and will conclude in Ioannina and Igoumenitsa before departing for Italy. 

In every stop, we are planning to cooperate closely with the artistic community of each place and the scheduling and hosting of events which will showcase the cultural wealth of the city and will promote it to the international audience that follows closely Amal's walk in person or online.

For more on the international project, see here.


Educational project
Free online workshops
for educators and
youth group facilitators

An important part of this entire initiative is the educational project "One step forward", which will take place alongside the artistic activities of The Walk. Before, after but also during her walk, little Amal will bring young people in touch with each other through projects of creative learning, aiming to create a worldwide network of educators, organisations and groups.


 

The Walk in Greece

Amal's arrival in Chios

Amal's arrival in Chios

Chios island, 10-11/8/2021

Event date: 8/10/2021 - 8/11/2021 Export event


Chios 10-11/8/2021

Monday 10/8/2021 film screening

Α) Caravan Project with Stratis Voyatzis in partnership with Elena Margaritidi and Ihab Awad Abu Armana. A collaborative short film about the story of a young Syrian refugee girl. For three weeks and under the direcrtions of the Caravan Project team, seven refugees from Chios and seven children from Syria who reside on the island were initiated in the world of cinema, directed, starred and completed a fiction film titled "Amal".

Β) "For Sama"  A documentary by the Syrian journalist Waad Al-Khateab. For Amal's arrival in Chios and the documentary's screening Waad Al-Khateab sent an underwater greeting presented at the beginning of the evening.

Tuesday 11/8/2021 at the port and central square of Chios. Amal's arrival, the "praises"

Participants: Music Festival of Chios, Chios Municipal Band, Music School of Chios, Brasilionico percussion group and children's choirs by children of refugees that participated in the annual educational program of the Music Festival.


 

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PRODUCTION

The educational project of The Walk is taking place with the collaboration of Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) and UNHCR Greece, in the context of "it could be me; it could be you" project.

 

Production for the WALK: Good Chance Theatre
Production for Greece: Yolanda Markopoulou / Polyplanity Productions

Educational project coordinator: Dafni Kalafati, walkedugr@gmail.com

Workshop organisation: Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) and UNHCR Greece, in the context of "it could be me; it could be you" project


Creative Team
Art director Amir Nizar Zuabi
Puppet design & construction Handspring Puppet Company
Puppet handling directors Craig Leo και Enrico Dau Yang Wey
Puppet handling assistant Sarah Wright
Costume designe Annie Symons

Production Stephen Daldry, David Lan, Tracey Seaward, Naomi Webb for Good Chance
Art directors fo Good Chance Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy
Executive producer Kevin Fitzmaurice
General management Sarah Loader
Production management Suzy Hawes
Production design Patrick Glackin
Producer for Turkey Recep Tuna and IKSV
Producer for Greece Yolanda Markopoulou
Producer for Italy Roberto Roberto and Ludovica Tinghi
Producer for France, Switzerland, Belgium & Germany Claire Béjanin
Producer for the United Kingdom Amaya Jeyarajah Dent