Jem Cohen

Jem Cohen

Jem Cohen's WE HAVE AN ANCHOR is a documentary-based, interdisciplinary project based on footage he gathered in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton over 10 years. The project features film clips and texts ranging from poems and folklore to scientific research and local news items, and scored by a supergroup of Cohen’s previous collaborators including: Efrim Menuck and Jessica Moss of Thee Silver Mt. Zion, alongside Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), T. Griffin (The Quavers) and Mary Margaret O’Hara.
Cohen’s films are in the collections of NYC's Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum and have been broadcast by PBS, Arte, and the Sundance Channel. Jem Cohen has also collaborated with musicians including Fugazi, Patti Smith, Terry Riley, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, R.E.M., Vic Chesnutt and The Ex.
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