Togo the puppet master and his children

  • Togo le maître de marionnettes et ses enfants
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, Heritage, Arts and crafts
Year of production : 2012
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 52 (in minutes)

In a suburb of Lomé, Togo's capital, Danaye Kanlanfei had set up, a place dedicated to puppets, in the heart of his house. A place he shares with the neighborhood kids where we can find all the Puppets he has created over the years.

Danaye, who was the director of the National Puppet Theatre of Togo, spend most of his time in this house. Where he rehearses new shows and builds new puppets with passion. He's one of the last.
A film by Christian Lajoumard

2012, France, 52', Documentary

Direction: Christian Lajoumard
Cinematography : Christian Lajoumard
Sound : Raoul Fruhauf
Editing, sound design and final mix : Raoul Fruhauf
Colourist : Laurent Fénard
Narrator: Christian Lajoumard

An Acrobates Films' production

with the support of
Télé Paese and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC).


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  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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