Filmrom: Vision Mechanics (Scotland)
10. October 2020 @ 11:00–18:00
Kim Bergsagel and Symon Macintyre (Vision Mechanics) have spent many years travelling across India. In 2009 they studied the influence of Indian Shadow puppetry as it left India, crossed to Sri Lanka and the Indonesia and ended in Cambodia. Across all these countries there is one epic tale always that is always told using Shadow Puppets and that is the Ramayana. The Temples that still have shadow puppetry shows may have up to 7 days of celebrations telling the tale in minute detail. Audiences come and go as they please staying for their favourite battle or most romantic love scene.
This 5 minute version tries to encapsulate the main themes and characters of the tale. The puppets are all hand cut and coloured .