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1961 Peabody expedition to New Guinea with Robert Gardner, Karl Heider, Michael Rockefeller, Peter Matthiessen, and others
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Robert Gardner and Peter Matthiessen Discuss 1961 New Guinea Expedition

In this 1996 interview, Robert Gardner and Peter Matthiessen discuss their 1961 trip to New Guinea, which resulted in Mr. Gardner’s film “Dead Birds” and Mr. Matthiessen’s book “Under the Mountain Wall.”

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DER Filmmaker - Robert Gardner
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Robert Gardner, filmmaker and author (1925 – 2014)

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Robert Gardner, who passed away on Saturday, June 21st. Gardner was an internationally renowned filmmaker and author whose works, including Dead BirdsForest of Bliss, and Rivers of Sand, have entered the permanent canon of non-fiction filmmaking.

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