This is a short pilot for our 'Puppetry and The Power' documentary film. Our film plays witness to the world's most anarchic puppets and their masters, who address puppetry as an art of defiance and socio-political change. With a history spanning centuries, this naïve art has a complex duty: In places where injustice and social controls stifle citizens, puppets reflect what is wrong, often with impunity, but at other times with grave personal danger. The puppet's power has ongoing relevance, in the face of degraded democracy, corporation control and under regimes with suppressed rights of expression.
Produced by Gary Friedman Productions, Australia 2014 www.garyfriedmanproductions.com