PuppetCinema/HaZira Performance Art Arena, Zvi Sahar
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Social Studies (political conflict, freedom of speech), ELA (literature, journalism), Theater
Students are drawn into a miniature universe of political strife—created using puppetry, handmade sets, and meticulously choreographed live video—in this work by artist Zvi Sahar.
Inspired by the influential Israeli novel The Road to Ein Harod, by Amos Kenan—which tells the story of one man’s flight from his country’s latest military coup—Sahar and his company PuppetCinema offer a nuanced, imaginative, and impactful vision of the cycle of war. Plastic tanks barrel down paper streets, a faceless puppet becomes a hero, and a thousand pounds of salt are transformed into a Middle Eastern desert as one man fights for freedom.
Dramaturgy by Oded Littman
Design & Cinematography by Aya Zaiger
Music by Gai Sherf & Rona Kenan
Lighting design by Adi Shimrony
This event is currently sold out, but don’t despair.
Additional seats regularly become available (due to cancellations) and will be offered to Schools on the waitlist on a first come, first-served basis up until two weeks before the show.
To join the waitlist please click here.
We hope this study guide will enrich a study of Salt of the Earth.