An adaptation for a puppet, a camera and 1000 lbs of salt, Based on The Road to Ein Harod by Amos Kenan. A thousand pounds of salt become a punishing Middle Eastern desert, plastic tanks barrel down paper streets, and a faceless, nameless puppet emerges as a rebel hero in this unique work by artist Zvi Sahar. Puppetry and hand-painted miniature sets, combined with live filmmaking and projected video feeds as a Lilliputian universe, are created and destroyed before our eyes.
In The Road to Ein Harod by author Amos Kenan, Sahar and PuppetCinema introduce us to a dystopic world, in which our protagonist – fleeing his country’s latest military coup – discovers the meaning of perseverance, survival and ultimately, freedom.
“Blending Puppetry, live action and video, the play has the quality of a dark dream…
The New York Times
“It presents a vision of hope diminished, a hope for people… living as equals, partaking in a communal connection to the land that transcends their individual desire to own it…”
The Forward “Top 5 Pick” – NYC Arts