two film reels (1,383 feet) sound color 16mm archival original
Motion pictures (visual works)
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes, still photographs, production files, correspondence, promotional materials and press clippings.
Archives also holds English language version released under the title Hector di Mauro, Puppeteer.
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research supported processing and the National Film Preservation Foundation and the Smithsonian Latino Center supported preservation of the Jorge Preloran Film Collection.
Donated by Jorge Preloran in 2007.
Edited documentary film by Jorge Preloran explores the work of Hector di Mauro, an Argentine puppeteer who presents solo shows in remote rural schools and organizes workshops to train new puppeteers. Includes footage of puppet shows, the craft of making puppets, and di Mauro's explanation of how various types of puppets work, as well as a brief history of puppet theater in Europe and Argentina.
Courtesy of Jorge Preloran
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD