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Taiwanese glove puppeteer’s fight to save dying art makes film star of Budaixi master

Taiwanese glove puppeteer Chen Hsi-huang s determination to revive the ailing traditional craft has made him the star of new film that took 10 years to make and turned the media spotlight on his late-life renaissance as a champion of the art form. The film, titled Father, tells the story of how Chen, now 87, pursued the craft in the footsteps of his father legendary puppeteer Li Tian-Lu, who drew huge audiences to his shows in the 1950-1970s and appeared in several films. Known as...

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