Photo: Little Amal, World Traveler

Little Amal was an 11-foot puppet that traveled across eight countries, 65 towns and cities in July 2021 and November 2021. Its mission: to celebrate migration and raise awareness for refugee rights. Little Amal was a joint project between the Handspring Puppet Company (Good Chance Theatre) and Good Chance Theatre. The name of Little Amal means “little angel”. Hope in Arabic, represented a 9-year-old Syrian refugee girl. Little Amal began her journey at the Syria-Turkey border, and reached Manchester in England. Both warmth and vitriol were shown to her. She met Pope Francis in Rome. Protesters in Greece pelted her with rocks.