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  Hooray for Hollywood, began as a play and is also available as a short film. Both puppets and performers communicate a fractured tale for adult audiences, set within the child pornography industry. This criminal underworld is revealed in flashes and glimpses from a child’s vantage point. Laced with black humour and a haunting live violin score by Susanna Ferrar, it presents a window on both human frailty and resilience. It is based on a true story.

The live 40 minute performance is followed by an audience discussion co-faciltated by Childline or another local children's charity, and/or the survivor on whose life the story is based. The play is available for UK and International touring. The play has toured to sold-out audiences at the 50th Anniversary of the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes in Charleville-Mézières, France and the Bialystok Puppet Festival in Poland. Enfance et Partage led the discussion in Charleville-Mézières.

The 22 minute film is available on DVD with a training pack for charities. A live presentation of the information is available as well.  For more information about the film and presentations, please see http://outspiral.org.uk. The film will be made available on the Outspiral website shortly. The film premiered at Amnesty International on the 4th October 2011 for the Ending Child Pornography event. A panel discussion followed, featuring representives from Childline, Stop It Now and National Association for People Abused in Childhood

Hooray for Hollywood(c)2008-2011 Raven Kaliana and Puppet (R)Evolution.  

Photo Credit: Cereinyn Ord (c)2008.  Original footage for trailer was filmed by Georgina Aldana and Ivan Slavicek, edited by Georgina Aldana (c)2009. Trailer was edited by Daemiane Marais (c)2010.  Website content (c) 2009 - 2011 Raven Kaliana and Puppet (R)Evolution

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