Patricia Zimmermann publishes new book, Flash Flaherty: Tales from a Film Seminar


Contributed by Karen Armstrong

Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies, has published a new book, Flash Flaherty:  Tales from a Film Seminar (Indiana University Press, 2021).  She co-edited the book with Scott MacDonald, with assistance from Julia Tulke.

 From Indiana University Press: 

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.” 

The book features flash nonfiction pieces from 102 authors.