The Robert Flaherty Seminar, established 55 years ago by Francis Flaherty, the widow of Robert ("Nanook of the North", 1923), to honor his approach to filmmaking, has become a remarkable annual event that brings accomplished filmmakers together with teachers, students, programmers, distributors, librarians, scholars, and other makers, for a week-long immersion in (mostly) nonfiction cinema. The program, selected and presented by F.I.L.M. director and long-time Flaherty Seminarian Scott MacDonald includes some of the most memorable (short) films shown at the 2009 and 2010 Flaherty seminars.
Films/digital videos to be screened include Michael Glawogger's "HAIKU" (1987), Alex Rivera's "The Sixth Section" (2003), Pawel Wojtasic's "Dark Sun Squeeze" (2004), Laura Waddington's "Cargo" (2001), Mika Rottenberg's "Tropical Breeze" (2004), and Naomi Uman's "Kalendar" (2009).
Film Discussion led by Professor Scott MacDonald (Hamilton College's F.I.L.M. Series and author of the five volumes of the "Critical Cinema" series) and Professor John Knecht (Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Art & Art History and Film & Media Studies).
F.I.L.M., Cinema and New Media Studies and Digital Humanities Initiative discussion with refreshments follows the screenings.
Co-sponsored by Hamilton's Cinema & New Media Studies and Digital Humanities Initiative