Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas was born in 1922 in Lithuania. He currently lives in New York City. In 1944, he and his brother Adolfas were taken by the Nazis to a forced labor camp in Elmshorn, Germany. After the War he soon got deeply involved in the American Avant-Garde film movement. In 1964 he founded the Anthology Film Archives, one of the world's most important repositories of avant-garde cinema, and a screening venue. His filmography includes 73 works.