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Glasgow Film Festival
Henry Glassie: Field Work

Sun 1 March 2020

American folklorist Henry Glassie has spent his life immersed in different global communities, getting to know the people, absorb their culture and discover where their idea of excellence resides. Pat Collins’ (Song Of Granite) beguiling documentary celebrates Glassie’s experiences and ideas, allowing us to travel from America to Ireland, Brazil and Turkey. Along the way, we witness masters at work painstakingly creating ornate rugs, ceramic pots and stunning wood carvings. The combination of wise words and beautiful objects is comfort viewing for the soul.