Maya Deren, Take Zero

 

This documentary is a dialogue between, on one hand, films and voice recordings by Maya Deren (1917-1961) and, on the other, interviews with characters from the celluloid and anthropology worlds who knew her first hand. Maya Deren, Take Zero displays a brief voyage through different ways of approaching art, ethnography and, above all, cinema.

The film includes interviews with Jean Rouch, Jonas Mekas, Alexander Hammid, Graeme Ferguson, Cecile Starr, Herbert Passin and Robert Gardner, as well as images from Maya's unfinished film Witch’s Craddle (in collaboration with Marcel Duchamp).

 

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