Patricia Zimmermann

Patricia Zimmermann

Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Faculty, Culture and Communication
Faculty, Cinema and Photography
Faculty, Documentary Studies and Production



Patricia Zimmermann and Human Studies Film Archives Featured at Virginia Film Festival

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography and media arts, and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was a featured speaker at the Virginia Film Festival, which ran November 1-4 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Zimmermann and Pamela Wintle, senior archivist of the Human Studies Film Archives of the Smithsonian Institution, presented a special forum called "Mining the Home Movie," exploring the relationships between amateur films and international political traumas. They discussed the historiographic significance of amateur film for international archives, and screened rare works from the Czech Republic, Thailand, South Africa, Iraq, Bolivia, Cambodia, and the United States.

Zimmermann also led a discussion and shot-by-shot analysis of Hungarian documentary filmmaker Peter Forgacs' new film, Miss Universe 1929, during another festival forum.



Originally published in Intercom: Patricia Zimmermann and Human Studies Film Archives Featured at Virginia Film Festival.