PUPPET ON THE BIG SCREEN: THE LITTLE MERMAID AND THE BOY ROKO*

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THE LITTLE MERMAID AND THE BOY ROKO

The online puppet performance for children The Little Mermaid and the Boy Roko was created based on the picture book of the same name by the author Rosie Kugli and it was directed by Irena Škorić.

The Little Mermaid and the Boy Roko is the first Croatian picture book of the author Rosie Kugli, created during the coronavirus pandemic, which carries a strong environmental message and educates its readers about the fundamental values in life. The play is based on the opposition of sea and land, people and animals, health and the coronavirus, responsibility and irresponsibility, selfishness and sacrifice. The world of innocent sea creatures is collapsing due to the negligence of those “at the top of the pyramid”, which is also the best embodiment of human irresponsibility while the human word has been conquered by COVID-19. The play describes all of the harm that befell humans and animals in an interesting and child-friendly way, and it encourages us to think about how important our role is in preserving life on Earth.

The play was produced by the Croatian Film and New Media Night art organisation and the project was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia through the programmes for digital adaptations and the creation of new cultural and educational content.

  • Author of the text: Rosie Kugli
  • Director: Irena Škorić
  • Puppet design: David Peroš - Bonnot
  • The characters of the online puppet pay for children were brought to life by: Helena Kalinić, Duško Modrinić
  • Cameraperson: Darko Mardešić
  • Editor: Silvije Magdić
  • Duration: 23 min
  • Age: children and adults
  • Language: in Croatian

CROATIAN FILM AND NEW MEDIA NIGHT ART ORGANISATION, ZAGREB, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

The art organisation operates in the field of film and multimedia with the following activities: production and post-production of all media types (film, video, television, radio, press and internet), preparation and production of films and new media cultures, preparation of the Croatian Film and New Media Night event, development and improvement of film and new media culture in the Republic of Croatia, holding educational workshops and seminars aimed at understanding work related to audio-visual and other related media in connection with the artistic organisation, holding video and film workshops and media programmes for young people in the field of media use related to the artistic organisation, researching new approaches to art, preparing video screenings, discussions and meetings on film media and new media culture, putting out publications related to the activities of the art organisation, participation and cooperation of members of the artistic organisation in forums, symposia and workshops of other art organisations, putting out video-production and post-production regarding its activities in accordance with special regulations, researching existing audio, video and film genres and performing other work related to the programme of the art organisation.

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