The Carthage Puppet Arts Days are back after two years of coronavirus.

The third edition of the festival is ready to welcome from 19 to 26 March puppeteers from eighteen countries around the theme "Puppet, Art and Life" at the cultural center of Chedli-Klibi in Tunis. Egypt is the guest of honour of this edition, as part of the celebration of the year of Tunisian-Egyptian culture 2021-2022. Four Egyptian shows will be presented during these days.

Tunisian puppeteer Mohamed Bechir Jalled, a pioneer of this art who contributed to the creation of the puppet theatre movement in Tunisia, will also be honoured alongside the Neapolis Association of Theatre for Children in Nabeul.

The opening ceremony will be marked by a parade of giant puppets that will walk along the Avenue Bourguiba, before heading towards the Avenue Mohamed V that will lead it inside the City of Culture housing, as in each edition, the major part of the JAMC program.

Between puppet making workshops, theater workshops and shows, a symposium will also be held in order to draw up a state of the art of puppet theatre in the Arab world on March 22 at the Translation Institute of Tunis.

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