The online special program prepared with the revamped version of VoDA, dedicated to a film maker from the first scenes of documentary films. Its protagonist, Robert Flaherty, has produced monumental yet controversial works, working with great filmmakers such as John Grierson and F.W. Murnau, since Nanook of the North, which is celebrated as the first feature– length documentary. A consummate explorer, he also pioneered the prototypes of the various documentary styles that would later emerge. Retracing the trajectory of the pioneer who pioneered documentary film that did not have the customary form of style and grammar, reexamining the debates his work sparked, and trying to explore the potential of documentary in the beginning. The special exhibition 'Robert Flaherty Reload' includes Nanook of the North, a representative long– short documentary directed by Robert Flaherty, as well as works that give a broader view of his world of art. Another master of film history who worked with him in the South Pacific, F. W. Murnau's Tabu: A Story of the South Sea is an indispensable masterpiece in film history. Moana with Sound, which was completed by adding the sound that Monica Flaherty, daughter of Robert and Frances Flaherty directly collected in the South Pacific to Moana in 1926, and Sami Van Ingen's Monica in the South Seas, which depicts the process, are also meaningful films that explore the potential of Flaherty's legacy. Robert Flaherty's other masterpieces, Man of Aran, Moana with Sound, and Monica in the South Seas, will be screened online as well as offline during the festival period.
Moana with Sound
Robert J. FLAHERTY, Frances H. FLAHERTY, Monica FLAHERTY
Monica in the South Seas
Mika TAANILA, Sami VAN INGEN