WATER PUPPETRY IN VIETNAM
Sam Pack | Vietnam 2010 | 30 Min. | OmeU
Water puppetry in Vietnam has recently gained worldwide fame for its lively and unique reflection of agrarian life in wet-rice villages of North Vietnam. As water puppetry has gained popularity among tourists, modern practitioners have altered key components of their performances in terms of both content and format in order to appeal to Western audiences. This film seeks to examine the interplay between the rise and development of the international tourism industry and the production of culture in the performance of Vietnamese water puppetry.