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The walk, One little girl, One BIG hope

Little Amal holding hands with children at Boschendal Farm in South Africa Little Amal holding hands with children at Boschendal Farm in South Africa Photo by Bevan Roos

Little Amal, a young refugee, embarks on a remarkable journey – an epic voyage that will take her across Turkey, across Europe. To find her mother. To get back to school. To start a new life. Will the world let her? Can she achieve what now seems more impossible than ever?

Following the phenomenal international success of The Jungle, Good Chance, in collaboration with world-famous creators of War Horse Handspring Puppet Company, will present its most extraordinary work yet: The Walk – a travelling festival of art and hope in support of refugees, with Artistic Direction from Amir Nizar Zuabi.

In 2021, from the Syria-Turkey border all the way to the UK, The Walk will bring together celebrated artists, major cultural institutions, community groups and humanitarian organisations to create one of the most innovative and adventurous public artworks ever attempted.

At the heart of The Walk is ‘Little Amal’, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a young refugee girl, created by the acclaimed Handspring Puppet Company. Representing all displaced children, many separated from their families, Little Amal will travel over 8,000km embodying the urgent message “Don’t forget about us”.

At this time of unprecedented global change, The Walk is an extraordinary artistic response: a cultural odyssey transcending borders, politics and language to tell a new story of shared humanity – and to ensure the world doesn’t forget the millions of displaced children, each with their own story, who are more vulnerable than ever during the global pandemic.

Little Amal urgently needs your help to advocate for and support young refugees.

“It is because the attention of the world is elsewhere right now that it is more important than ever to reignite the conversation about the refugee crisis and to change the narrative around it. Yes, refugees need food and blankets, but they also need dignity and a voice. The purpose of The Walk is to highlight the potential of the refugee, not just their dire circumstances. Little Amal is 3.5 metres tall because we want the world to grow big enough to greet her. We want her to inspire us to think big and to act bigger.” Amir Nizar Zuabi, Artistic Director of The Walk.

Hundreds of international friends and partners are supporting Little Amal on her 8,000km journey.

These include artists, theatres, community groups, arts and humanitarian organisations, funders, local government and civic society, European Capitals of culture like Eleusis 2023, all collaborating to create The Walk. We would like to thank all of the individuals and organisations who have shown their support along the way.

“We’ve long believed that artists, grass roots communities and civic society leaders should come together to make art that matters in the real world. The Walk is that coming together.” David Lan, Producer of The Walk.

The website here.

 

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