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Don Policarpo & I: Travels With a Puppeteer.

Who is the man behind the curtain?
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Overview

Genre
Arts, Culture, Personal Doc, Biography, and Foreign Worlds
Synopsis

A trip to Paraguay to document the story of the traveling puppet theatre that his father started in the 1970s, leads the filmmaker on a nostalgic trip in which he reacquaints himself with the puppets of his childhood. Creatively using archival footage, photographs and insightful interviews, this film is an homage to an artist and his work--the filmmakers' father and an extended family of artists--who live and work in one of South America's poorest and lesser known countries. It celebrates the creativity and passion of artists and reminds us why the magic of puppetry is universal and timeless.

Stage
finished
Running time
44 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Toposcope Films
Country
Canada
Years of Production
2005-2009
Locations
Paraguay
Prod. Partners
Co-producer: Amanda Holmes

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
Boston Latino International Film Festival; DC Latin American Showcase; Ciclo de Cine Nacional de la Cooperativa Universitaria (Paraguay)
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
English

Photos

Policarpo compressed 13_thumb

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