Maya Deren (1917–1961)


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Maya Deren came to the USA in 1922 as Eleanora Derenkowsky. Together with her father Solomon Derenkowsky, a psychiatrist, and her mother Maria Fidler, an artist, she fled the pogroms organized by the Bolsheviks against the Jews. She studied journalism and political science at the Syracuse University in New York, finishing her BA at the New York ... See full bio »

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(1943)
(1959)
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(2017)

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 2014 Agnes Obel: Dorian (Video short)
 1993 Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (Documentary) (original footage)
 1958 The Very Eye of Night (Short)
 1949 Medusa (Short)
 1949 Meditation on Violence (Short)
 1946 The Private Life of a Cat (Documentary short) (co-director)
 1944 At Land (Short)
 1944 Witch's Cradle (Short)
 1943 Meshes of the Afternoon (Short)
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Other Works:

Book: "Diving Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti". It is considered one of the most useful books on Haitian voodoo. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | See more »
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[on filmmaking] It would be so much easier to be a painter or a writer. You don't have to have equipment. You don't have to do all the things. You're not at the mercy of the laboratories. You're not here and you're not there. It's a terrible pain to be a filmmaker, because you not only have the creative problems, but you have financial problems that they don't have. You have technical problems ... See more »

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Biography: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945," pp. 222-226. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

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Surrealism & Dream Logic See more »

Star Sign:

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