Quick start for new year of change and more…posted by Gary
Let me tell you about Africa – the dark continent. Besides entertaining my two little boys, which was a full-time job, I did get to start shooting a documentary film on ‚Puppetry and Politics‘ for the international conference of the same name, which is scheduled to take place 20-22 November in Charleville-Mezieres in France.
Some of the wonderful artists whom I recently interviewed in South Africa, all working in puppetry related to politics in some way were Thierry Casuto, producer of ZA News, Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones from Handspring Puppet Company, Cindy Mkaza, head of UNIMA South Africa, Janni Younge from Handspring, Aja Marneweck, who directs puppetry productions and runs workshops internationally and Conrad Koch, with his ventriloquist puppet Chester. Conrad has his own TV show, where he interviews local politician and sends up the political highs and lows in South Africa.
If anyone is interested in attending the the conference in late-November in France, please do get in touch.