+ -


Jem Cohen

USA, 1998
115 minutes, Colour, stereo
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

‘Far from a traditional documentary, Instrument is a musical document and portrait of musicians at work made collaboratively between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington DC band. The project covers the ten year period from the band’s inception in 1987.’
“Piecing it together over five years, I thought of bringing dub to documentary, unadulterated real-time performances, abstract, rough-hewn Super-8 collages and archival artifacts that would collide and conjoin in a way that honestly represented the musical experience.” – J.C.