Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1884-02-16
Death 1951-07-23
Americans

Biographical notes:

Film producer and director, pioneer in the documentary film.

Robert Joseph Flaherty was married to Frances Hubbard Flaherty. His brother was the documentary film-maker David Flaherty.

The Robert Flaherty Foundation, later absorbed by International Film Seminars, Inc., was established after Flaherty's death to encourage study of "the Flaherty method" of film-making, to advise young directors, and to ensure the continued availability of the Flaherty films.

From the description of Robert Joseph Flaherty papers, 1884-1970. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 495526576

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture authorship
  • Documentary films--Production and direction
  • Motion picture industry

Occupations:

  • Explorers
  • Motion picture producers and directors

Places:

  • Hudson Bay (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)