Masters of Dox

The Claustrum

Jay Rosenblatt
Screening time  
26.02. / Thursday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  
Based on actual psychoanalytic case studies, film focuses on three women who are in enclosed psychological zones that function as both refuge and jail.

This film is based on actual psychoanalytic case studies. It focuses on three women who are in enclosed psychological zones that function as both refuge and jail. These women believe that they are sick and they should get treatment in order to start functioning as requested by the dominating male society. Thus the film draws the conflict between rebellion and the desire to conform.


Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over thirty films. His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world. His most recent films screened for a week at MoMA, and eight of his films have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Jay is a recipient of a Guggenheim, USA Artists and a Rockefeller Fellowship. He is a member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and served on the Executive Committee for 9 years. Jay is originally from New York and has lived in San Francisco for many years. For more than 20 years he was a film and video production instructor at various film schools, including Stanford University, S.F. State University, and the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently the Program Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and, in a former life, worked as a therapist.

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The Claustrum

2014, 16', DCP

Directed by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Screenplay by:
Susanne Chassay

Edited by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt

Produced by:
Jay Rosenblatt Films

Festivals & Awards:

L'Alternativa Festival de Cinema, Barcelona 2014 – Best Short Film; Aguilar Film Festival 2014 – Best Foreign Documentary short Film; Visions du Reel 2014; San Francisco International Film Festival 2014; Sheffield Documentary Film Festival 2014; Hamburg Short Film Festival 2014; Vila do Conde Short Film Festival 2014; EDOC Ecuador 2014; Dokufest Kosovo 2014; Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2014; Curtocircuito Short Film Festival 2014; Dallas Video Festival 2014; L'Alternativa Spain 2014; Aarhus Film Festival 2014