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Meditation on Violence

  • 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 Chao-Li Chi performs Tai Chi for Maya Deren'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 Deren, but the subject still has considerable...more