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Meditation on Violence

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  • Runtime: 12 min.
  • Genres: Avant-garde / Experimental
  • Director:Maya Deren


One of the earliest non-commercial films on the subject of martial arts, Chinese master [[Performer~P224264~Chao-Li Chi~chaolichi]] performs Tai Chi for [[Performer~P87527~Maya Deren~mayaderen]]'s camera to a spare soundtrack combining Chinese flute and Haitian drum music. Of her films, Meditation on Violence was the title least satisfying to [[Performer~P87527~Deren~mayaderen]], but the subject still has considerable appeal outside of the experimental genre with which she is commonly identified. ~ David...more