The 54th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar will be held June 21-27, 2008 at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York. Guest curator Chi-hui Yang, Director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, will program the seminar titled “The Age of Migration.”
Register to join national and international media artists, critics, scholars, curators, librarians, and students for a week of intensive film viewing and impassioned discussion in a relaxed retreat environment. The early registration deadline is May 1, 2008. Limited fellowships are also available and the fellowship application deadline is March 14, 2008. For more information about the 2008 Flaherty
Seminar, registration, and fellowships please visit www.flahertyseminar.org
The Age of Migration:
From the urban landscapes of Asia, to the conflict zones of the Middle East,to the multi-cultural societies of Europe, the United States and beyond, unprecedented migrations of exiles, soldiers, laborers, and adoptees intersect with the legacies of war, global capital, and terror. Through film and video screenings and in-depth discussions, “The Age of Migration,” the 54th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, will probe how hybrid documentaries,video blogs, and speculative histories have become connective tissues which collapse physical distances and accentuate emotional connections. Join us as we map these modern migration patterns and explore the relationship between conflict, movement and transmission.