STORY: ‘Ali Baba’ is bringing stories and smiles to Gazan children
Location: Rafah, Gaza
[Mohammad al-Amoudi, Storyteller]
"I, as a storyteller, tell stories so that children can live within it, in a free and a safe atmosphere, enabling them to express themselves and just listen to nice stories. Also, as you know, the (Gaza) strip is experiencing difficult conditions. So, the stories are a balm for their souls."
Al-Amoudi works alongside other dancing and singing performers
as part of activities organized by the Tamer Institute for Community Education
[Minna Hassouna, 13-year-old audience member]
"At first I was surprised, I used to watch Ali Baba in cartoons, so when I saw this storyteller, I said Ali Baba has come to life and I talked to him, and he told me a story and I interacted with him. We were all happy that Ali Baba visited us."