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Shadow play

Language: English

Shadow Play is a traditional art consisting of handmade puppets moving behind a thin translucent curtain or screen along to an oral script and music. The theatrical content of Shadow Play revolves around humorous social criticisms, with satirical narratives being relayed between the two main characters. Performances are traditionally held in popular cafes where people gather to watch stories about everyday life. However, due to several factors such as modern technology and mass displacements caused by the war, the prevalence of Shadow Play has declined drastically over the years.

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Place/region: Syrian Arab Republic, Southwest Asia
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Bilal Zine El Abidine
Coproducer/sponsor: Syria Trust for Development
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Original: Video.AVI
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-USL-0136800004
Source ref.: DOC:0136800004;CAND:01368
Rights holder: Syria Trust for Development