The Park Center for Independent Media and The Flaherty Co-Present the International Book Launch for FLASH FLAHERTY: TALES FROM A FILM SEMINAR 

Join us for the international launch of Scott MacDonald and Patricia R. Zimmermann’s new book, FLASH FLAHERTY: TALES FROM A FILM SEMINAR (Indiana, 2021) on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Eastern. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

FLASH FLAHERTY, the much-anticipated follow-up volume to THE FLAHERTY: DECADES IN THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA, offers a people’s history of the world-renowned Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, an annual event where participants confront and reimagine the creative process surrounding multiple document/documentary forms and modes of the moving image. 

Together, the contributors to FLASH FLAHERTY exemplify how the Flaherty Seminar propels shared insights, challenging debates, and actual change in the world of independent media.  

This launch features readings from the book by the editors and contributors 

Lucius Barre, international film publicist 

Portia Cobb, filmmaker 

Scott MacDonald, author and scholar 

Laura U.  Marks, author and scholar 

Susana de Sousa Dias, filmmaker 

Patricia R. Zimmermann, author and scholar 

Hosted by Raza Rumi, Director, Park Center for Independent Media 
Moderated by Girish Shambu, editor of Film Quarterly’s Quorum 

This launch is co-presented by the Park Center for Independent Media and The Flaherty, with producing support from Ann Michel and Phil Wilde, Insights International, and Ari Kissiloff, associate producer and technical consultant, with music by Robby Aceto