Programmed by Mary Helena Clark and Alexander Stewart

A puzzle is something puzzling – it expects deduction and solution, while at the same time describes a condition of open confusion. Puzzling, the six-part series, considers these concurrent modes to explore different registers of knowing, the generative possibilities of uncertainty, and the film form as a choreography of sense and stimuli. How can a puzzle, as a challenge and as a structure, destabilize or shape the world? How are the boundaries of sense and non-sense policed? Human and non-human test subjects, compromised figures of authority, and metaphysical detectives populate the series, alongside inquiries on communication, abstraction, and agency.

Artists include:  Aki Sasamoto, Fritz Heider & Marianne Simmel, Owen Land, Liz Magic Laser, Laure Pouvost, Vanessa Renwick, Jim Trainor, Lucy Raven, Mark Toscano, Jeanne Dunning, Daria Martin, Karl Sims, Lilli Carré, Joe Gibbons, Kenneth Tam, Rey Hayama, Oliver Laric, Keewatin Dewdney, Sara Magenheimer, Paul Gablicki, Wojciech Bąkowski, Barbara Hammer, Peter Rose, Robert Smithson & Nancy Holt, Kevin Eskew, Basim Magdy, Karen Yasinsky, Bettina Hoffmann, Jean-Paul Kelly, Ruben Bellinkx, Dorothy Wiley, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Mike Henderson, Ana Vaz, Leslie Thornton, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Jennet Thomas, and Stephen Sutcliffe.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 PM,THE AUDIENCE IS TESTEDco-presented by UnionDocs. Aki Sasamoto in person for a conversation with interdisciplinary artist Alison S.M.Kobayashi.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7 PM,TESTING A SUBJECTLilli Carré & Kenneth Tam in person for a discussion moderated by artist, anthropologist, and Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Toby Lee. 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7 PM, 
NEW LANGUAGE ACQUISITIONco-presented with Colloquium for Unpopular Culture. Sara Magenheimer in person for a discussion moderated by Sukhdev Sandhu Associate Professor in the Department of English at NYU and founder of the Colloquium For Unpopular Culture.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7 PM,PETER ROSE IN PERSONco-presented with Screen Slate. Sara Magenheimer in conversation with Peter Rose.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7 PM,THE PUZZLE WITHOUT AN ANSWERco-presented with MONO NO AWARE. Karen Yasinsky, Jean-Paul Kelly & Basim Magdy in person for a discussion moderated by Assistant Professor of Culture and Media at the New School, Co-Vice President of the Flaherty Board Genevieve Yue.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7 PM,
THE PUZZLE AND THE WORLDco-presented with MUBI. James N. Kienitz Wilkins in person for a discussion moderated by Flaherty NYC co-programmers Mary Helena Clark & Alexander Stewart. 


SEASON EIGHTEEN (Summer/Fall 2018)
Programmed byDessane Lopez Cassell

AFTERMATHconsiders the wake of conflict. Focused on the events that are set in motion by erasure, violence, displacement, inequity, and interpersonal tension, this series examines conflict through the lens of its fallout. What are the consequences of conflicts that are ongoing, systemic, or necessarily prolonged? What does it mean to exist in the liminal space between conflict and resolution, particularly in instances where neat solutions are improbable or simply impossible? The films presented in “Aftermath” explore these fraught dynamics through the accounts of individuals.

Artists include:Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys, Tan Pin Pin, Darius Clark Monroe, Sethembile Msezane, Haile Gerima, Christine Choy, Susan Robeson, Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada, Betzabé García, Nashashibi/Skaer andNuma Perrier.

Monday, October 1, 2018, 7 pm, VIOLENT CIVILIZATIONCo-Presented with Union Docs. Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys in person. Discussion moderated by Dessane Lopez Cassell.
Monday, October 15, 7pm,AN EVENING WITH TAN PIN PIN, Co-presented with Colgate University. Tan Pin Pin in person. Discussion moderated by Ani Maitra, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Colgate University.
Monday, October 29, 7pm, INSTITUTIONALIZEDCo-presented with Third WorldNewsreel, Screen Studies at Eugene Lang Collegethe New School and UnionDocs.Darius Clark Monroe, Christine Choy, Susan Robeson, and special guests in person. Discussion moderated by Ashley Clark, senior repertory film programmer at BAM.
Monday, November 12, 7pm, TÚ Y YOCo-presented withCinemaTropicalNatalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada in person. Discussion moderated by Rachell Morillo, Senior Coordinator, Assistant Educator, Studio Programs at Museum of Modern Art.
Monday, November 26, 7pmLIVING CONDITIONS,Co-presented withCinema Tropical.Betzabé Garcia in person. Discussion moderated by independent curator and archivist Almudena Escobar López.
Monday, December 10, 7pm, AFTERMATH,Numa Perrier in person.

SEASON SEVENTEEN (Winter/Spring 2018)
Programmed by Almudena Escobar López & Herb Schellenberger

Moving beyond the singular viewpoint, COMMON VISIONS proposes a critical look at a multitude of collaborative practices. Collective productions, works that interrogate the commons, public sphere and cultural memory, or that invest in a non-hierarchical relationship between those behind and in front of the camera can become generative tools to not only think through reality but beyond it into productive imaginaries. While focusing on an international scope of practices—primarily from the 1960s-70s and today—this series shows how multiplicity, liveness, uncertainty, camaraderie and friction can produce works both urgent and untidy, works that position their viewpoints and subjectivities between not only their makers but their viewers as well.

Artists include: belit sağ, Colectivo los Ingrávidos, Elsa Stansfield & Madelon Hooykaas, Pere Portabella, Joaquim Jordà & Jacinto Esteva Grewe, Alice Anne Parker, KwieKulik, Luca Maria Patella, Nadia Granados & Amber Bemak, Ashim Ahluwalia, Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, Monira Al Qadiri, Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Nam June Paik, Tara Merenda Nelson, Alison Folland, Elaine Bay, Dave Ortega, Deven Smith-Clarke & Gordon Nelson, E.S.P. TV, Ken Jacobs and Gerd Stern.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7 pm, “I DO NOT REMEMBER”Co-presented by Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.  belit sağ and a member of Colectivo los Ingrávidos in person.
Tuesday, January 30, 7pm, FOR LIFE AGAINST THE WAR, Co-presented with the Film-Makers’ Cooperative. Ken Jacobs and Gerd Stern in person.
Tuesday, February 13, 7pm, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET, Co-presented with Institut Ramon Llull. Vicente Rubio Pueyo (Department of Modern Languages, Fordham University) in person.
Tuesday, February 27, 7pm, FREE JAZZ WITH BODIESNadia Granados and Amber Bemak in person.
Tuesday, March 13, 7pmFUTURE IN THE PAST, Co-presentedwith UnionDocs.Alison S. M. Kobayashi in person for LIVE PERFORMANCE with sound by Josh Solondz.
Tuesday, March 27, 7pm, “HELLO, YOU’RE ON LIVE”, Co-presented with Electronic Arts Intermix. Tara Merenda Nelson, Alison Folland, Scott Kiernan (E.S.P. TV) and Victoria Keddie (E.S.P. TV) in person. 

Programmed by Maori Karmael Holmes and Charlotte Ickes

OUT FROM UNDERexplores labor, environment, spirituality, and exile through films and videos that are keenly interested in the capacious concept of "the underground." Densely layered, these subterranean and submarine spaces have prompted us to consider intersecting themes, including: the underground/undocumented/unacknowledged labor of immigrants, women, and people of color; the sunken spaces of the Global South, including the Southern United States, territorialized and devalued as 'below' or 'behind' the rest of the world; and finally, the possibility of the underground as a space of confinement as well as liberation. A supple space tense with imaginative play, alternative world-making, disruptive actions, displacement as well as containment, the earth and sea below serve as both oppressive enclosures and radical openings, products of and unfettered from the order imposed on regulated life above ground.

Artists include: Michelle Parkerson, Ada Gay Griffin, Terron Jones, Eli Zwimpfer, Jenna Bass, Kimi Takesue, Michael MacGarry, Mai Masri, Manthia Diawara, Terence Nance, Frances Bodomo, Yung Chang, Mohamed Echkouna, Vasco Reis Ruivo, Kevin Jerome Everson, Nijla Mu’min, Torkwase Dyson, Kahlil Joseph, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Darius Clark Monroe

Monday, October 2, 2017,7 pm, A LITANY FOR SURVIVAL, Co-presented with Third World Newsreel, Michelle Parkerson & Ada Gay Griffin in person.
Monday, October 16, 2017, 7 pm,MIGRATION, Kimi Takesue and Terron Jones in person.
Monday, October 30, 2017, 7 pm, 3000 NIGHTS, Co-presented with Colgate University's Global Filmmaker Initiative, Mai Masri in person.
Monday, November 13, 2017, 7 pm, AN OPERA OF THE WORLDManthia Diawara in person.
Monday, November 27, 2017, 7 pm, DEATHTerence Nance, Frances Bodomo, Yung Chang, and Mohamed Echkouna in person.
Monday, December 11, 2017, 7 pm, WATERTorkwase Dyson, Darius Clark Monroe in person.

SEASON FIFTEEN (Spring 2017)
Programmed byRuth Somalo

BROKEN SENSESexplores the relationships between the senses, knowledge, the creation of memory, and our experience in understanding the world. How does one represent sense memory? Can one identify with sense memories one has never had through the experiences of hearing, touch, smell, taste, vision, kinesthesis, and altered states? Through personal and historical experiences, ranging from the joyful to the solemn, these embodied interventions conjure affective strategies to address blindness, sexuality, government surveillance, family, aging processes, death and grief, bliss, trauma, love, fear, and spiritual awakening.

Artists includeXander Marro, Dryden Goodwin, Roddy Bogawa, Steve Reinke, Clint Enns, Chris Marker, Ivana Larrosa, NazlıDinçel, Guido Hendrikx, Mea de Jong, Sophie Calle, Sandra Ruesga, Mareike Bernien, Kerstin Schroedinger, Soda_Jerk, Mónica Savirón, Luis Parés, Jorge Leon, Eric Stewart, Peter Tscherkassky, Ruth Patir, Jay Rosenblatt, Jonathan Schwartz, Chu-Li Shewring and Adam Gutch.


Trailer Directed/Edited by Patrick Offenheiser

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7pm, BROKEN VISIONCo-presented with Grasshopper Film. Dryden Goodwin and Xander Marro in person
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7pm, SYNESTHETIC MEMORYRoddy Bogawa, Ivana Larrosa, Guido Hendrikx, and Nazli Dincel in person
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7pm, BROKEN LUVCo-presented with Electronic Arts Intermix, Mal Ahern and Moira Weigel in person
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7pm, KINESTHETIC HISTORYSoda_Jerk, Mónica Savirón, and Luis Parés in person
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7pm, TIGHTLY BOUND CONSCIOUSNESSJonathan Schwartz, Clint Enns, and Ruth Patir in person
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7pm, TRACING TOUCHJorge León and Eric Stewart via Skype

Programmed by Chris Stults and Genevieve Yue

In film, the voices of men speak, allied with reason and language. Women’s voices, meanwhile, tend to only sound, though they do so across a variety of registers: from music and song, disembodied and relocated voice of technological devices, the learning and mimicry of social linguistic norms, and the politicized voices that shape constituencies and speak truth to power. As the technical term “wild sound” connotes a sound recorded independent of the image, the wild sounds organized in this series challenge social and filmic convention. More than mere speech or sound, the woman’s voice creates an alternative space where meaning is negotiated and generated anew.

Artists include:  Martine Syms, Gunvor Nelson, Courtney Stephens, Kollectiv (Pablo Salas/Pedro Chaskel), Wu Tsang, Eduardo Coutinho, Elisa Giardina PapaLouise Carrin, Anne Charlotte Robertson, Mounira Al-Solh and Lucy Clout.


Trailer Directed/Edited by Patrick Offenheiser

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7pm, VOICES FROM BEYONDCarolyn Lazard, Sara Magenheimer, Courtney Stephens and Aura Satz in person
Monday, October 17, 2016, 7pm, PARABOLIC WOMANSandra Kogut in person
Monday, October 31, 2016, 7pm, SINGULAR PLURALCandice Breitz in person
Monday, November 14th, 2016, 7pm, WORD PLAYFilm scholar and Brazilian cinema expert Robert Stam and documentarian Kirsten Johnson in person.
Monday, November 28th, 2016, 7pm, WOMEN'S WORKNicolás Pereda in person
Monday, December 12th, 2016, 7pm, TALK BACKCauleen Smith in person

SEASON THIRTEEN (Winter/Spring 2016)

Programmed by 
Lana Lin and Cauleen Smith

TRANSFORMING PROVOCATIONSrallies moving image media from a wide array of sources to contemplate the divergent meanings embedded in transition. What does it mean to move from one psychic condition to another, from one bodily identity to another, from one site to another? What is the phenomenological effect of cinematic and poetic juxtapositions? How do liminal states engage the intersectionality that both divides and connects citizens and those who reside beyond the borders of citizenship? These programs celebrate the short film format, leveraging cumulative insights gained through the entanglements between works. They offer multiple means to imagine a future in the face of geologic and political transformations that threaten to profoundly alter our ways of being.

This series is made possible through a collaboration with The New School. 

January 19 TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS/TRANSITIONAL SUBJECTSJennifer Montgomery, Jacolby Satterwhite & Xu Wang in person
February 2 QUEER TRANSITIONSTara Mateik & Michelle Parkerson in person
February 16REGIME CHANGEBeatriz Santiago Muñoz & Akwaeke Emeziin person
March 1ECOLOGIES & OTHER EARTHLY MOVEMENTSMelissa Friedling & Cate Giordano in person
March 15 TRANSITIONS IN FILM FORMJa’Tovia Gary, Jeanne Liotta, Julie Murray & Michelle Handelmanin person
March 29 LIFE/DEATH AND AFTERLIFEKim Miller & Kasper Akhøj in person


Programmed by Sukhdev Sandhu

To be a child is to be a member of a social minority to which everyone has belonged. And yet, far from this endowing them with hallowed status, children today are increasingly under attack: they are enclosed and spatially squeezed; relentlessly tested at school; targeted by capitalism; patronized as technology-obsessed brats. THE INFINITE CHILDtells a different story: it highlights filmmakers – avant -garde, activist, Direct Cinema legends – who have explored the freedom, defiance, illegibility, inner strength and radicalism of children. These artists – sometimes lyrical, sometimes wonderfully maniacal – not only treat children as experimental spaces and with a tenderness that is lacking in more generic representations; they search for the enduring and liberating spirit of childhood on stage and in institutions such as art schools.
October 5
ADRIFT IN DETRITA Leslie Thornton in person
October 19 SMALL STEPS, GIANT LEAPS D.A. Pennebaker in person
November 2 DON'T LET THE SKY FALL ON OUR HEAD Nicolas Philibert in person
November 16 CAPTIVATING CAPTIVES Narimane Mari in person
November 30, THE ART SCHOOL DANCE GOES ON FOREVER Eugenia Bell, Dan Fox in person
December 14 COMMIE CAMP Katie Halper in person

SEASON ELEVEN (Winter/Spring 2015)
Programmed by Sierra Pettengill and Pacho Velez

Living in an era defined more by complex systems than by material things, and increasingly mediated by the digital, how are we touched by the objects we can still touch? That Obscure Object of Desire explores the question through programs about the emotional response of artists to objects; the Americana that buttresses national ideas of mobility and entrepreneurship; the transformation of objects into artworks; the checkpoints erected by prisons and airport customs; the efforts of young people to continually redefine signifiers of rebellion; and the hidden history of efforts to discipline and control giving birth. Through these programs, the series mines the complex interplay between design, desire, and daily life.

January 20 PSYCHIC SUBSTANCE Andy Graydon, João Enxuto & Erica Love, Mores McWreath in person
February 3 AMERICANA Kevin T. Allen, Jean-François Caissy, Steve Wetzel in person
February 17 I AM MAKING ART Ilisa Barbash in person
March 3 CHECKPOINTS Brett Story in person
March 17 REBELS OF THE NEON GOD Jessica Bardsley, Scott Cummings, Jodie Mack in person
March 31 THE MOTHERHOOD ARCHIVES Irene Lusztig in person

SEASON TEN (Fall 2014)
Programmed by David Dinnell and Ted Kennedy

SYSTEMS AND LAYERS This series presents films and videos that depict and embody systems of power and ruptures where these systems become visible. The nature of observing and being observed; life within a surveillance state; individual testimony and collective memory; and the role of the artifact as evidence within suppressed histories are ideas and themes that will be explored throughout the six programs.

October 6
 ARTIFACTS Rebecca Baron & Doug Goodwin in person
October 20 PICTURES FROM A REVOLUTION Susan Meiselas in person
November 3 REFLECTIONS Sergei Loznitsa in person
November 17 A THOUSAND SUNS Mati Diop in person
December 1 THE OBITUARY PROJECT Hope Tucker in person
December 15 DER RIESE (THE GIANT) Directed by: Michael Klier

SEASON NINE (Winter/Spring 2014)
Programmed by Jason Fox

EAT!: A 60th ANNIVERSARY FEASTWhat’s so bad about speaking with our mouth full? From the Food Network to the greenmarket and from the industrial to the artisanal, New Yorkers are being trained to become a city of gourmands. In our current culinary moment, local politics and global policies are entering us through our mouths. EAT! offers a series of interventions on those moments when our bodies are at their most vulnerable, at the moments when consumption breaks down the boundaries between our selves and the world.

In celebration of the Flaherty Seminar’s 60th anniversary, the series includes work programmed throughout the history of the seminar in addition to new work, archival excavations of seminar discussions, special guests, and new frontiers in documentary forms. Presenting work from Cuba, France, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mozambique, The Netherlands, Russia, Thailand and the United States.

January 20 
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS  Elaine Tin Nyo in person
February 3 ALL THAT GLITTER  Lonnie van Brummelen in person
February 17 DEVOTIONAL CINEMA Barbara Hammer in person
March 3 CHOP SUEY: A TALK ON THE WORK OF THERESA DUNCAN  Lia Gangitano in person
March 17 WASTE, AND OTHER FORMS OF MANAGEMENT  Pawel Wojtasik, Ernst Karel & Dana Levy in person
March 31 POT LUCK: AN AUGMENTED REALITY WALK  Stefani Bardin & Alan Raymond in person

SEASON EIGHT (Fall 2013)
Programmed by Ernie Larsen & Sherry Millner

Global Revolt: Cinematic Ammunition From Tahrir Square to Taksim Park, from the streets of Athens to Zuccotti Park, popular revolts have shaken much of the globe in recent years. This series, with films drawn from no less than 16 countries—explores both the deep historical sources and the immediate sparks of this unprecedented rebellion. Featured are films by celebrated radical directors Zelimir Zilnik, Jill Godmilow, Jean-Marie Straub, Omar Amiralay, and an array of U.S. premieres, among them: new works by Sylvain George, Laura Waddington, and the extraordinary Syrian collective, Abounaddara.  The screenings nourish an appetite for the depiction of some strange bedfellows: eventually, the Zapatistas, Bertolt Brecht, Marshal Tito, and Joseph Beuys, among many others, all rub shoulders.

October 1
 Refuse & Refusal: Anti-Authoritarian & Avant-Gardist Interventions
October 15 Falsehood and Nonreconciliation: Undoing Histories
October 29 The Permanent Dissident: Zelimir Zilnik. Zilnik in person!
November 12 States of Exception, Exceptional States: The Iron Grip of Nationalism
November 26 Violence of the Image: The Crisis of Representation
December 10 Live Like a Refugee: On The Border

SEASON SEVEN (Spring 2013)
Programmed by Jeronimo Rodriguez

EPIC ENCOUNTERSSome things in life fall away into a forgotten chasm, relegated to imperfect human memories, tucked away in a remote abyss where you will probably never hear from them again. Film often reverses the course of events, giving these things a place in our history. This program focuses specifically on the ability of film to shed light on those spots that might otherwise be lost forever. The selected films deal with episodes of a nebulous past, with activities that are not usually represented, with fractured spaces, and finally, with the frailty of memory. Filmmakers, videographers, professionals, and amateurs from Latin America, Spain and the US help create a bridge between what is seemingly irrelevant and what takes on significance. This show features a Hi-8 home video,an underground scream, a fading memory, an unknown story, a rehearsal, and a rarely seen film.

March 6
 Lovely Tapes: Vikingland
March 13 Captivating Rehearsals: Rosalinda
March 20 Slippery Past: The Other Day
March 27 Counterculture Traces: The Life, Death, and Assumption of Lupe Velez
April 3 Fractured Spaces: Short Film Program
April 10 Late Letters: Tudo É Brasil

SEASON SIX (Fall 2012)
Programmed by Jon Dieringer

MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD: This fall Flaherty NYC aims to conquer the election season by exploring works that deal with the issues that have so effectively divided our nation. The end result may not be surprising—we’re neither the first, nor will we be the last to be embroiled in such adolescent battles—but it certainly is pressing: if this is the way things are and always have been, how will anyone ever be able to affect change? From classic and rarely-seen works to contemporary and crucial, we’ll take a closer look at debt, corporate money, choice, uprisings and violence through a prismatic tour of user-generated media, murder fantasies, experimental animation, Native American tribal politics, and much more. Each screening will be followed by discussion that will not only dissect the issues, but challenge you to consider a new perspective.

October 3 
Debt Begins at 20
October 10 Young Lakota
October 17 Occupy Flaherty NYC
October 31 Zero Killed
November 7 Dreams That Money Can Buy
November 8 Mr. Freedom
November 14 Decompose the Universe

SEASON FIVE (Spring 2012)
Programmed by  Kathy Highand Jim Supanick

THE LIVES OF ANIMALS : In his book Animals in Film, Jonathan Burt notes the peculiar power that onscreen animals possess over viewers.  Kathy High and Jim Supanick, the curators of Flaherty NYC for the Spring 2012 season, have put together an excitingly varied program of films foregrounding the emotional and ethical power of the animal image as discussed by Burt and others.  In the past ten years, the burgeoning field of Animal Studies has done much to bring “the animal question” into the public eye, focusing attention on the place of animals in folklore, science, politics, and religious practice – and also on the place of the human animal in relation to our animal others.

Animals are vulnerable yet violent, endangered yet proliferating, different from us yet the same.  The animators, film/videomakers, and performers in this series present the paradoxical character of animals on film, also introducing subjects like interspecies as well as human-animal interaction, the question of animal autonomy, and animal treatment and welfare.

April 11 Avant-garde PioneersGeorge Kuchar and Carolee Schneemann. Filmmaker Carolee Schneemann was in attendance for a post screening discussion with Abigail Child.
April 4 Recognizing the Animal: "Species Panic", a talk by Cynthia Chris, with works by Sam Easterson and Isabella Rossellini. There was a discussion moderated by co-programmer Jim Supanick.
March 28 Prized Animals: ManDove: Kian Tjong and Jim de Sève. Both filmmakers were in attendance  for a discussion with co-programmer Kathy High.
March 21 Speculative EmpathyNancy Andrews and Jim Trainor. Nancy Andrews was in attendance for a discussion moderated by Jim Supanick.
March 14  Talk with the Animals: Films by Shelly Silver, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby. All filmmakers were present for a discussion moderated by Jason Livingston.
March 7  Entire EcosystemsWorks by Arne Sucksdorff and Marina Zurkow. Marina Zurkow was in attendance for a post screening discussion with moderator Una Chaudhuri.

SEASON FOUR (Fall 2011)
Programmed by Miriam Bale

Snapshots: Tourism in Cinemais a series about documentary as a form of tourism, of the filmmaker looking at a place through the gaze of an outsider. Whether verité or talking head, most documentaries begin with this basic arrangement. Through various formats -- amateur and professional, commercial and experimental, travelogue and "fiction" (playing with the concept that all location shooting is a form of documentary) -- the series will explore the outer limits of cinematic tourism by featuring works by emerging and renowned filmmakers. Each screening will be followed by a discussion which examines the aesthetic attributes as well as some of the problems that arise from this form of documenting.

2011 - All post-screening discussions moderated by Flaherty NYC Programmer Miriam Bale
November 16Religious Pilgrimages to HaitiDivine Horsemen(Maya Deren and Cherel Ito, 1985)
The Pierced Heart (Olivia Wyatt, sneak preview of a work in progress)
November 9Medical TourismMade in India(Haimowitz/Sinha, 2010)
November 2Street LifeMur Murs(Agnes Varda, 1981)
October 26Super 8 Snapshotsworks by Brian Frye, Kevin T. Allen and Jen Heuson
October 19Insider/Outsider: Artists & IndustryLe mort du rat(Pascal Aubier, 1975),Chicken Real(Les Blank, 1970),Ukiah(Sam Fleischner, 2010), Sway(Richard Sandler, 2006)
October 12Documentary in FictionThe Life Aquatic(Wes Anderson, 2004)
October 5Liminal Spaces in CinemaGone to Earth(Powell/Pressburger, 1950) Union(Paul Clipson, 2010)

SEASON THREE (2010-2011)
Programmed by Penny Lane

September 12 The Best of the 2011 Flaherty Seminar
June 13Seva Lives(Francisco Serrano). Post-screening discussion with Francisco Serrano, moderated by Carlos Gutiérrez of Cinema Tropical.
May 9War Don Don(Rebecca Richman Cohen). Post-screening discussion with Rebecca Richman Cohen, Producer/Editor Francisco Bello and Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Santora; moderated by Deborah Dickson, three-time Academy Award nominee and story consultant on the film.
April 11Vanessa Renwick. Discussion moderated by filmmaker Esther Robinson.
March 14Psychogeographies. The post-screening discussion with the filmmakers was moderated by Colin Beckett, Critical Writing Fellow at UnionDocs.
February 149 Love Inspired Shorts. A post-screening discussion with some of the filmmakers was moderated by Penny Lane.
January 10Deliver(Jennifer Montgomery). Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker, moderated by Liza Johnson, artist, filmmaker and Associate Professor of Art at Williams College.
December 13Reporter(Eric Daniel Metzger). Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker, moderated by Dan Nuxoll, Rooftop Films Program Director.
November 8The World's Largest Shopping Mall(Sam Green). Post-screening discussion with the filmmaker, moderated by, Ed Halter, programmer of the 2002 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and the founder and director of Light Industry.
October 11Lessons of the Blood(James T. Hong & Yin-Ju Chen).Post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by, Chi-hui Yang, programmer of the 2008 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, former director/programmer of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
September 13Benj Gerdes & Jennifer Hayashida. Post screening discussion with filmmakers; moderated by Flaherty NYC programmer Penny Lane.

SEASON TWO (2009-2010)

May 10Elephant Boy(Robert J. Flaherty & Zoltan Korda). Post-screening panel discussion with past seminar programmers Carlos Gutiérrez (Flaherty Seminar 2007), Ariella Ben-Dov (2006), Ed Halter (2002), Elaine Charnov (2001), Jytte Jenson (2001), Bill Sloan (1992, 1979, 1975, 1972), and Nadine Covert (1972) discussed how the Seminar has evolved over the years and how it remains a unique space for innovative thinking and discovery.
April 12Our Disappeared(Juan Mandelbaum). Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Juan Mandelbaum was moderated by Felix Endara, Manager, Arts Engine/DocuClub.
March 8Kamal Aljafari
February 8Ivan and Ivana: Variations on Amerika(Jeff Daniel Silva). The post-screening discussion with filmmaker Jeff Daniel Silva was moderated by Sundance Programmer and Independent Documentary Consultant Basil Tsiokos.
January 11Original Bomb Child(Carey McKenzie) with Hiroshima-Nagasaki, August 1945(Eric Barnouw). The post-screening discussion with Ayana Osada and Sumner Glimcher was moderated by Dan Streible.
December 14WITNESS. There was a post-screening discussion with representatives from WITNESS: Sam Gregory (Program Director), Kelly Matheson (Program Coordinator for North America), and Violeta Krasnic (Program Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia).
November 9Experiments with Animation
October 12Pawel Wojtasik
September 14 Chick Strand Tribute. There was a post-screening discussion with Bill Brand, Barbara Hammer, and Lynne Sachs on Strand’s life and work.

SEASON ONE (2008-2009)

May 11 Johnny Berlin 2: Notes from the Dumpster(Dominic DeJoseph). Director Dominic DeJoseph participanted in a post-screening discussion moderated by Ingrid Kopp of Shooting People
April 13Marie Losier. There was a post-screening discussion with Ed Halter, Flaherty Trustee and co-founder of Light Industry.
March 9Jacqueline Goss and Josh Weinstein. Jacqueline Goss and Josh Weinstein were present for a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Scott Nyerges.
February 9 The Juche Idea(Jim Finn). Finn participated in a post-screening discussion moderated by Penny Lane of Hampshire College.
January 12Alex Rivera. Alex Rivera participated in a post-screening discussion moderated by Lucila Moctezuma of the Tribeca Film Institute.
December 8Lee Wang and Laura Waddington. Filmmakers participated in a post-screening discussion moderated by Ariella Ben-Dov, Director of the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival.
November 10Sylvia Schedelbauer and Alison Kobayashi. Alison Kobayashi was present for a post-screening discussion moderated by Pamela Cohn.
October 13Oliver Husain