Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


UNIMA sometimes receives information and support requests from people, countries and festivals that live some obstacles or importants difficulties.

The El-Khakawati Theater, the Palestine National Theatre in East Jérusalem has been asked to close the Festival by the authorities, due to various reasons.


Puppeteers in Israel and from other countries have signed petitions in internet and letters of support against this decision.


It invites you to read the open letter on this event, signed by Dadi Pudumjee and Jacques Trudeau, President and Secretary General of UNIMA respectively.


True to its values, UNIMA has and will be always for puppeteers, around the world, both in good and difficult times.

Don’t hesitate to forward this letter to all UNIMA members and puppeteers wherever they are.