The 14th annual International Puppet Theater & Film Festival recently took place at the Israel Puppet Center in this suburb of Tel Aviv. Holon, a child-friendly suburb of Tel Aviv, is one of Israel’s puppetry hubs. Each year since 1997, the Israel Puppet Center (www.puppetcenter.co.il there presents the Holon International Puppet Theatre & Film Festival (www.bubot2011.co.il). The festival showcases workshops and shows for children and adults. “Our festival offers something for everybody. So that means, for children and for adults,” says Ilan Savir, artistic and general director of the center and the festival for the past eight years. The Holon facility also houses a puppetry school and a museum. This year, in addition to Israeli groups, the festival included performances by the Figura Puppet Theater from Iceland and the Happy Puppetry Company from Taiwan. Files for Download Video: HI RES With Narration www.megaupload.com HI RES No Narration www.megaupload.com Streaming With Narration www.megaupload.com Streaming No narration www.megaupload.com Docs INTRO - www.megaupload.com SCRIPT - www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos.
The third wave of the comic book craze may soon be reaching Israeli shores, with 1960s comic book icon Joe Kubert scheduled to visit the country in August. During his first visit to Israel, Kubert is expected to donate some of his original artwork to the Israeli Cartoon Museum in Holon.
Crossposted from Haaretz
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