JEAN COOKE: DELIGHT IN THE THING SEEN (2017)
A documentary that captures the extraordinary story of Jean Cooke, one of the most unique British artists of the 20th century.
Produced by Ellys Sugarman
Directed by Jess Gell
Edited by Marta Miskaryan
On September 2nd 2018, the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro was destroyed by a tragic fire, which burnt its 20-million archive to the ground. Since then, a team of scientists and researchers has worked tirelessly to rescue and recover pieces from the ashes, while dealing with limited resources and psychological trauma. This documentary is an insight into the experience of the museum’s community and the state of the building after the fire. It explores the social impact of the event and the importance of cultural institutions in preserving childhood memories.