The British production company ‘The Walk’ has implemented a unique experiment called ‘Little Amal’ for refugees. A 3 meter high puppet has been prepared in the experiment. The name of this puppet is ‘Little Amal’. The 11-foot-tall puppet represents refugee children and will travel across the Syrian-Turkish border to Europe. This idea, which seems so general, has been so clicked that ‘Little Amal’ is being welcomed all over Europe. Basically the whole incident is that no matter how straightforward, sensitive and affectionate a human being may be, but in everyday life he forgets some very serious issues or ignores them and becomes engrossed in his work. When the whole world behaves in this way, even the misery of knowing does not reach the attention of other people.
One such pre-existing problem is that of refugees. Finally we saw the people of Ukraine fleeing the war and taking refuge in European countries. In the recent history, many people from Syria, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Africa have become refugees and moved to safer places. World Refugee Day is also celebrated on 20th June by the United Nations to raise awareness about the refugee problem. The purpose of this celebration is to create awareness among the people but this year the work is being done through ‘Little Amal’.
So far the implementation has been welcomed in 65 cities in Europe and its journey is still going to last for 1 year. She also has a website called ‘Walk with Execution’ where her motto is: ‘One Little Girl, One Big Hope.’ Amal is thus a puppet but her estimated age is ten and she is looking for her mother. To go back to school, to start life again. Now he has taken the step himself. The situation of the refugees can be understood from this example of execution. This is a matter of execution but he addresses everyone and expresses his point of view.
He says: “Don’t forget us.” The reason for putting this sentence in the mouth of the executioner is that the pity of the refugees is forgotten. In wars all over the world, racial divisions, conflicts in the provinces, the common man has to leave his home, province and country and seek refuge elsewhere. The compulsion to leave one’s homeland is to save one’s life first. We saw those scenes in Ukraine a few months ago when there were long queues to enter Europe from the Ukrainian border. Even when the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, people rushed to other countries to seek refuge.
In this way most of the people leave their homeland but they are not welcomed wherever they go. They do not get basic facilities if they are welcomed. During the Corona, the situation of the refugees worsened. Under normal circumstances, his health is in jeopardy, while in Corona, his condition worsened. The worst of these happen to children. The picture of two-year-old Alan Kurdi from Syria is known all over the world for how pathetic this situation can be. Alan Kurdi and his mother left Syria for Europe with his brothers. On this voyage he was to cross the sea by a small boat.
The family rode in a crowded boat. In the meantime, Alan was separated from his family, and Alan Kurdi’s body was later found off the coast of Turkey. The picture appeared the next day on the front pages of newspapers around the world. People felt the pain of the refugees at that time. In the same way Rohingya Muslims also wandered in the sea for months looking for a shore to seek refuge but no country gave them refuge. Such tragic stories of refugees are endless. His daily life is also difficult. Living without any facilities in another country and if they do not get facilities, they will not be able to raise their voice like the citizens. That is why the ‘Little Amal’ experiment seems to be working now.
Commenting on the experiment, Aamir Nizar, art director of The Walk, said: We want to talk about refugees in this environment. Refugees need space, food and blankets to live in but at the same time they have to meet with self-respect and free expression and we have kept the height of execution for three and a half meters because the world has to show greatness to meet it. Amal will inspire everyone to think broadly and act accordingly. “
‘The Walk’ has a vision for execution, it seems to make sense. As such, many people come to meet Puppet Execution. He has a selfie. Refugees from Ukraine were traveling with him when the execution took place at Krakow Airport in Poland recently. Here he found the children. Now when all this is happening, the media is also taking note of it. Some of these are implemented in places where there is more discussion about the refugee question. For example, at the border, at the United Nations office, where refugees live. In addition to this, execution is also given to some such person to increase awareness towards him. He also met with Pope Francis, Cardinal Winsel Nicholson of the Roman Catholic Church. From this the word is reaching the people in a more concrete way. While execution does not leave a lasting impression on the refugee community, it is important to have it in order to get attention right now.
Little Amal’s facial expressions have been kept the same by its makers. She doesn’t look happy but she looks firm. His character is inspired by a play called ‘The Jungle’ and the reason for the name Amal is ‘Amal’ in Arabic. Now it is not the case that everyone appreciates this kind of experiment. It has also been opposed in some parts of Europe. Many questions have arisen in Europe regarding refugees and even those questions have been raised against the implementation. There is a pervasive argument in many countries regarding refugees that when a country does not provide adequate facilities to its own citizens, why does it admit outsiders?
There are also many countries in Europe that do not easily admit refugees. In Greece, the local councilor did not allow “Little Amal” to enter the Greek Orthodox monastery because it represented a Muslim child. However the people around supported the execution. The trade of hate is going on all over the world today. The fanatical notion of nationalism is evolving. Jivastost’s battle is fought to replace each other. It is becoming common to respond with weapons. At such a time ‘Little Amal’ is spreading humanity among us, sharing love and its lesson is to think about the difficulties of others. Our country also needs a journey of execution, if it comes then our people will necessarily learn a lesson of love from it.