Henry Glassie: Field Work (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 45m

Followed by Q + A with director Pat Collins.

Over the last 50 years the celebrated American Folklorist Henry Glassie has been writing in-depth studies of communities and their art. Inspired by the writings and ideas of Glassie, Field Work is an immersive and meditative documentary set among the rituals and rhythms of working artists across Brazil, Turkey, North Carolina and Ireland.

The process of making something out of raw materials is luminously manifested in sequences, which reflect in their measured and attentive approach, the actual real time process of making; of the work of hands, and of the close attention the artist is bringing to the work.


Henry Glassie


Pat Collins


Tina O'Reilly


Pat Collins


Colm Hogan



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