Robert Gardner & Correspondence

“Robert Fenz’s film Correspondence seems to me an original and quite fascinating way to bring to life the work of a fellow filmmaker while still maintaining the integrity of of his own work.”

Robert Gardner
Cambridge, September 12, 2011

Correspondence revisits the locations filmed by pioneering ethnographer Robert Gardner in his films Dead Birds (1964), Rivers of Sand (1974) and Forest of Bliss (1986). Following in the footsteps of the elder filmmaker by travelling to West Papua,¬†Ethiopia and India several decades later, Fenz’s new images capture a contempoary view of these sites and the project raises questions on a form of documentary filmmaking that is now in decline. Correspondence screens in the programme ON THE ROAD WITH ROBERT FENZ.

Link to more info on ON THE ROAD WITH ROBERT FENZ here


Sunday 23 October 2011, at 9pm, BFI Southbank NFT3
Monday 24 October 2011, at 2pm, BFI Southbank NFT3

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