Togo the Puppet Master and his Children
by Christian Lajoumard

In a peripheral district of Lomé, the capital of Togo, Danaye Kanlanfei created in the heart of his house, a place dedicated to puppets. Puppets that he has created over the years and that share the space with the neighborhood children. Danaye, who was the director of the National Puppet Theatre of Togo, spends most of his time in this house. He continues to create and rehearse his shows, to build new puppets, to live day by day a passion that inhabits him since his youth. From Lomé to Dapaong (his home town in northern Togo), the daily life, creations and shows of one of the last African puppet masters.

Documentary – 52’ – 2012
Director : Christian Lajoumard

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