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by Pat Collins


Henry Glassie has made a life out of studying folk artists and the marvels they create. Over the past 50 years, the renowned US scholar has travelled to five continents, conducting fieldwork with an obsessive thoroughness. Each project Glassie undertakes requires at least a decade. Brimming with insights into the artistic impulse — and how every culture manifests its own standard of beauty and meaning — this poetic portrait of Glassie doubles as a travelogue, taking us places Glassie has embedded himself.

international title: Henry Glassie: Field Work
original title: Henry Glassie: Field Work
country: Ireland
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Pat Collins
film run: 105'
cinematography by: Colm Hogan
film editing: Keith Walsh
music: Linda Buckley
producer: Tina O'Reilly
production: South Wind Blows Ltd
backing: Screen Ireland (IE), The Arts Council (IE)
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