The worldwide travels and unique cultural finds of renowned American folklorist Henry Glassie are enthrallingly chronicled in this portrait by renowned Irish director Pat Collins (Song Of Granite).
Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has received many awards for his work, including the Chicago Folklore Prize, the Haney Prize in the Social Sciences, the Cummings Award of the Vernacular Architecture Forum Society, the Nigerian Studies Association Book Prize, and formal recognition for his contributions from the ministries of culture of Turkey and Bangladesh. Three of his works have been named among the notable books of the year by The New York Times.
“…unhurried, quiet, thoughtful.” – POV Magazine
The impulse to create art is celebrated with reverence and warm admiration in Henry Glassie: Field Work. Inspired by the experiences and ideas of the American folklorist, director Pat Collins has fashioned a beguiling documentary that showcases the best instincts of humanity. The combination of wise words and beautiful objects is comfort viewing for the soul and given the state of the world it has rarely felt more welcome.