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Ika Hands
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 58 mins
In the highlands of Northern Columbia the Ika live a strenuous and isolated life, economically dependent on small gardens and a handful of domestic animals. They are thought to be descendants of the Maya who fled from the turmoil of Central American High Civilization’s warring states to the remote valleys of Col...
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 58 mins
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Mark Tobey
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Orbit Films (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1952), 18 mins
Mark Tobey was made while the painter lived in Seattle, Washington early in the 1950's. It is only the second film made by Robert Gardner and tries to show in cinematic language how this man looked at the world; Tobey himself both performs and is observed.
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Orbit Films (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1952), 18 mins
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Sean Scully at Work: Three Short Films, Passenger
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-, in Sean Scully at Work: Three Short Films (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 25 mins
In Passenger Gardner made what he calls “an observation in four movements.” The intent of the piece is to impart an experience of the engagement by Scully with the work in question, an engagement which is both physical and emotional.
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-, in Sean Scully at Work: Three Short Films (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 25 mins
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Screening Room, Screening Room with Ricky Leacock
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; interview by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-, in Screening Room (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 1 hour 4 mins
Ricky Leacock visited Screening Room on June 15, 1973, with Al Mecklenburg and Jon Rosenfeld. He demonstrates super-8 sync technology and screens excerpts from his films Republicans: The New Breed and Queens of Apollo, as well as rare footage of Indira Ghandi.
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; interview by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-, in Screening Room (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 1 hour 4 mins
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Blunden Harbour
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947- and William Heick, 1916-2012; produced by William Heick, 1916-2012 and Robert H. Gardner, 1947- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1951), 21 mins
Robert Gardner, then a graduate student of Anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle, went to Blunden Harbour to research a major film project on the Kwakiutl about whom Ruth Benedict had written so eloquently. The larger work was never done and this small film remains one of the few authentic accoun...
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947- and William Heick, 1916-2012; produced by William Heick, 1916-2012 and Robert H. Gardner, 1947- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1951), 21 mins
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Funeral of a Dani Boy in New Guinea
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in Dead Birds (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1964), 10 mins
Robert Gardner explains that during a conflict between Dani villages, each life taken is celebrated by both sides. The ones that have lost a boy named Weake prepare a chair, the only furniture they know to lift the corpse for ghosts to see while they cry and have their funeral. The ones that take the life dance an...
in Dead Birds (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1964), 10 mins
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Three Art Makers, Good to Pull
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-, in Three Art Makers (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 10 mins
Making marks, or causing them to be made as in the case of filmmakers, is what artists do. They see, imagine, hallucinate some shape, color or tone and then pick up their tools to render it in steel, light, copper or almost anything else. Here are three examples of what can happen.
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-, in Three Art Makers (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 10 mins
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Three Art Makers, Good to Pull (Bon À Tirer)
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-, in Three Art Makers (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2000), 10 mins
This short video is about a collaboration between the artist Michael Mazur and his master printer, Robert Townsend, as they work on a suite of etchings drawn from the celebrated monotypes Mazur made for Dante's Inferno. The monotypes were published in an earlier collaboration between Mazur and Robert Pinsky, the p...
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-, in Three Art Makers (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2000), 10 mins
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Ika Hands: A Conversation with Octavio Paz
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written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 26 mins
In the highlands of Northern Columbia the Ika live a strenuous and isolated life, economically dependent on small gardens and a handful of domestic animals. They are thought to be descendants of the Maya who fled from the turmoil of Central American High Civilization’s warring states to the remote valleys of Col...
written by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; directed by Robert H. Gardner, 1947-; produced by Robert H. Gardner, 1947- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2008), 26 mins
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Mark Tobey's Inspiration
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produced by Harvard University. Film Study Center; in Mark Tobey Abroad (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 4 mins
"Wonderful stuff that is. It may drag a lot of swelled(ph) stuff over there, but not, there is always something better or at least that's good, yes, this is, first they had some beauties over there too and the reds began to come, then note some have been there, you know and…"
produced by Harvard University. Film Study Center; in Mark Tobey Abroad (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 4 mins
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