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World Water Day 2021 with Storytellers for Peace

World Water Day is a yearly observance created by the United Nations. It is held on 22 March to highlight the importance of fresh water. This year’s theme is Valuing Water . We want to support this fundamental message with our voice. Water is life, water is all of us, water is everything. The storytellers from all over the world in order of appearance : Barry Stewart Mann (USA) Beatriz Montero (Spain) Joerg Baesecke (Germany) Jozé Sabugo (Portugal) Lisi Amondarain (Argentine) Hamid Barole Abdu (Eritrea) Cecilia Moreschi (Italy) Katharina Ritter (Germany) D.M.S. Ariyrathne (Sri Lanka) Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher (Italy) Suzanne Sandow (Australia)   Storytellers for Peace was born in June 2016. It is an international network of artists, storytellers, authors, actors and musicians who create collective stories through videos. Artists come from all over the world and tell stories about peace, justice, equality and human rights. All participants tell their stories in their first language.

Joerg Baesecke

         Photo by Britta Strack

Joerg Baesecke, from Munich (Germany), started out as street performer in the early eighties - prompted by the anti-nuclear movement. He was introduced to the artform of storytelling and became inspired by the power of oral tradition. Since that time, he has sought innovative ways of telling traditional stories to contemporary audiences – by using simple tools such as sketches, silhouette puppets and artful paper cutting techniques to illustrate his stories. Together with his wife, Hedwig Rost, he established and runs ‘Die Kleinste Buehne der Welt’ (The Smallest Stage in the World), a theatre for storytelling and puppetry, touring in Germany, half of Europe and some African countries, performing for adults as for children.

Official website: www.kleinstebuehne.de

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