IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN

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IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN

Im Spiegel der Maya Deren

Martina Kudlacek
Österreich/Schweiz/Deutschland, 2001
Documentaries, 103min, eOF

IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN

Martina Kudlacek
Österreich/Schweiz/Deutschland, 2001
Documentaries, 103min, eOF

Cast: 
Miriam Arsham
Stan Brakhage
Chao-Li Chi
Rita Christiani
Jean-Léon Destiné
Katherine Dunham
Graeme Ferguson
Martha Gabriel
Alexander Hammid
Judith Malina
Jonas Mekas
André Pierre
Amos Vogel
Marcia Vogel

Production: 
Navigator Film Schottenfeldgasse 14 1070 Wien T 1 524 97 77 office@navigatorfilm.at
World Sales: 
Navigator Film Schottenfeldgasse 14 1070 Wien T 1 524 97 77 office@navigatorfilm.at
Distribution in Austria: 
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35 mm/1:1,33/Farbe

This documentary reconstructs the exciting biography of legendary artist Maya Deren. Born in Kiev in 1917, she was to become a central figure of the American avantgarde after WW II. Best known for her ground-breaking work in experimental film, she was highly active in various other political and cultural fields - a poet, a dancer and, above all, a renowned ethnographer and a Voodoo devotee. Following the traces of this important woman pioneer of the 20th century, the film visits the places and people of her life drawing the picture of a modern myth.