Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has published an essay entitled "Humanist and Poetic Activism: The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in the 1950s."

The essay was published in the anthology Film Festivals and Activism, a new book edited by Diana Iordinova and Leshu Torchin and published by the University of St Andrews Press in Scotland.

Drawing on archival research and participant interviews, the essay situates the Flaherty seminar in the emerging international non-commercial media sectors developing post-World War II and also explores Frances Flaherty's theories of documentary filmmaking and how they formed the foundation for the seminar's operations.


Two German soldiers crept through the forest, leaves crunching beneath their boots. They held fast to their rifles, cutting through bursts of freezing wind and shields of snowflakes. The winter numbness seeped through their uniforms, chilling to the bone.




"We are Us," this semester's Photo Workshop exhibition sponsored by the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, features work from sixteen students.

This four-day exhibition will begin with an opening night reception on Thursday, May 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The gallery will also be open to the public Friday, May 4-Sunday, May 6 from noon-5:00 p.m. The exhibition space is located downtown at Center Ithaca, The Commons, upstairs in Suite #202.


The Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, presentations, and exhibitions to showcase student work. All events are free an open to the public and take place in Park Hall Auditorium unless otherwise stated.

Photo Workshop Exhibition
Thursday, May 3-May 6
For more info, click here.

Cinema Thesis
Friday, May 4, 6:00 p.m.- midnight


Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta has been awarded the Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award for 'excellence and innovation in the visual realisation of work by a Canadian film or video artist' for his new video installation work on Guglielmo Marconi's transatlantic wireless transmission: 'Strange Lines and Distances'. The work was part of the 25th Images Festival in Toronto, Canada. Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen.


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