Monday, June 8, 2009
Inspiring Film: The Puppeteer
Very special thanks to Doll Artist Marie-Claude Dupont for making me discover this very touching piece of documentary work!
A film by Chris Schmidt & Gary Henoch, about the work of Puppeteer Igor Fokin.
It's beautiful, it's touching.
It's also inspiring to make the viewer want to do things now, before it's too late. The artist lives on people's memories, in a memorial sculpture, and in this film.
You see the artist at work on the street, his interaction with the audience and one sculpted puppet in progress. You hear his views on various topics that touch us as performers and makers and people living in countries of abundance.
You see what happened after his sudden death at 36, and how people honored him. You see how much one person doing what he loves can touch many. I highly recommend this very short but very good film. It takes you places. What an homage to someone's work!
Sites concerning Igor Fokin:
There is a second documentary film about Igor Fokin. This one's profits all
go to the puppeteer's family. Both films are described here: