Chinese dwarfs find success in shadow puppetry

Dwarfs in China traditionally face discrimination, but as puppeteers they may have found success in a perfectly suitable form of art.
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In China, dwarfs traditionally face discrimination for their height, and finding a job in the country’s competitive modern economy is much harder. But shadow puppet company Dragon in the Sky is providing them with the necessary opportunities to lead a normal life.

After all, shadow puppeteering is an industry in which dwarfs have a big advantage. Shadow puppeteers must be quite short to manipulate the cut out characters behind a canvas screen while an oil lamp shines the silhouettes through.

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