In 1958, director Satyajit Ray attended the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, on the occasion of the U.S. release of PATHER PANCHALI. Ray had by then completed APARAJITO and THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, and THE MUSIC ROOM would soon premiere. Presented here are audio excerpts of a conversation Ray had with film critic Gideon Bachmann during the seminar.

Recorded during Satyajit Ray's visit to the USA, Aug. 31, 1958; broadcast on WBAI radio station, New York, N.Y., Sept. 11, 1960, as part of the Film art series.

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