We publish the text and video by the filmmaker and puppeteer Gary Friedman, from Australia, regarding the World Puppet Day, and refers to the subject of the puppeteers arrested in Madrid. Gary Friedman, born in South Africa but living for years in Australia, is making a documentary about puppets and politics, for which he has traveled the world collecting testimonies and images about it.
Gary Friedman en Barcelona. Foto T.R.
‘Je Suis Punch!’ is a special dedication to the freedom of expression in our world and the two young Spanish puppeteers, Alfónso Lázaro de la Torre and Raul García Pérez, who recently spent five days in a Madrid prison and stand accused of “glorifying terrorism” for their radical ‘Punch & Judy’ street show.Je Suis Punch! On this ‘World Puppetry Day 2016’ – We, the puppeteers of the world are speaking out for free speech and freedom of expression internationally!