We replaced sadness with colours and gloominess with music
If you walk around Tripolitan neighbourhoods and come across a bunch of clowns in colourful clothes with horns and music and balloons, you can rest assured that those are Happy Faces spreading joy as usual. Four young Tripolitans started thinking about this initiative in 2013 during the conflicts between Jabal Mohsen and Bab Al Tabbanah. When the areas were overridden by sadness and silence, they interfered, changed into colourful clothes and went walking on the streets with “chaos”, the kind of chaos you see in a circus – minus the animals. Imagine balloons and music and happiness one day after snipers ceased fire. Crazy! But they didn’t care, they just wanted hope to prevail again.