Films from the Flaherty

Aug 17, 2022


Amisk. 1977. Canada. Directed by Alanis Obomsawin. Courtesy the filmmaker and the National Film Board of Canada
  • MoMA, Floor 1, Sculpture Garden The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden

This special screening in MoMA’s Sculpture Garden presents selections from Continents of Drifting Clouds, the 67th Flaherty Film Seminar, curated by Almudena Escobar López and Sky Hopinka. The Flaherty Seminar is a weeklong annual event dedicated to the most adventurous voices in nonfiction cinema; this year's works and conversations ushered in a paradigm shift—from ways of seeing, to changing the ways we know. Summoning the entangled stories of the living and the those now gone, the remembered and the erased, this program brings together works by Alanis Obomsawin, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, and João Vieira Torres to trace sources of violence, resistance, and love. Learn more about the Flaherty seminar at

Organized by Sophie Cavoulacos, Associate Curator, Department of Film.

Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black and by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.


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