1h18m / Feature / Documentary
Screening Room was a 1970s Boston television series, developed and hosted by filmmaker Robert Gardner, that for almost ten years and 100 programmes, offered independent filmmakers a chance to show and discuss their work on a commercial affiliate station. Some of the filmmakers presented on the show are now considered the most influential contributors to modern experimental film, documentary, and animation.
In 1980 he interviewed Jean Rouch, who over a period of five decades made many films about the Songhay and Dogon of West Africa. Here he screened 'Les Maitres Fous' as well as several film excerpts including 'Rhythm of Work' and 'Death of a Priest'.