Project Description

Length:10mins 39secs
Director:Yang Zimik

‘Off Stage’ is a short film about the art of hand puppetry that is indigenous to Xiamen. Yang Zimik and Cai Peiqing explore the intricacies of the art-form through interviews with Mr. Chen, a retired puppet master, while creating a parallel narrative with observational and interpretive visuals of the actual puppet show that is performed on Gu Langyu Island. The ideas of inheritance, heritage and development in regards to puppetry are woven into a free flowing river of picture and sound.