Puppeteer tell stories of Egypt's rich culture

This puppeteer creates handmade dolls to tell stories

of Egypt's rich and diverse culture

Location: Cairo

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EGYPTIAN PUPPETEER, MOHAMED FAWZY BAKKAR, SAYING:

"Being a puppeteer means I not only make them, but I am also the operator, choreographer, director, art director, composer, voice actor, there's so much involved. I found that through puppeteering, there's a rich cultural mix that satisfied my appetite as an artist and at the same time, it is a cultural mix that satisfies the audience, so it's, as they say, a tasteful mix, one that pulls you in."

Bakkar designs the puppets himself

and makes them resemble real Egyptians from across the country

Each puppet takes around two weeks to complete

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