A giant doll representing a Syrian girl wandered the gardens of the Royal Palace in Paris, Thursday, to raise awareness of the conditions of migrants.
The doll, carried by a team of artists, toured several cities from the Syrian-Turkish border on its trip to the UK. In total, this symbol of the migration of children in the world is intended to travel 8000 kilometers.
The 3.5-meter-tall doll, called Amal, is part of an art project called “The Walk,” co-produced by the Good Chance Theater Company and theater producer David Lane.
On Thursday, “Amal” visited Paris and the famous Comédie Française and took the stage with one of the company’s representatives in an impromptu short play.
According to Lan, the aim of the art project is to promote a simple message about refugees: “Don’t forget us.”
According to the organizers, the doll aims to represent the millions of immigrant children who travel the world.
“We all need food,” Lan explained. “We all need a place to sleep. We all need warmth when it’s cold. It’s not hard to fathom. What’s even more difficult is getting a collective response to a very urgent need.”
So far “Amal” has passed through Turkey, Greece, Italy and France and continues to its final destination in Manchester, England.
In total, this symbol of the migration of children in the world is intended to travel 8000 kilometers.
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