On September 15th the 17th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana" begins in Perm. This year's special guest is Maciej Drygas, who will present his films and give a master class.

The 17th International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana" will take place in a Russian town called Perm between 15-21 September. The name of the Festival comes from one of the forerunners of documentary cinema in the world, Robert Flaherty, the director of the famous film "Nanook of the North" (1922). That is way the awards given at the Festival are called "Nanook Awards". In the past years they were often received by Polish filmmakers.

One of the Festival winners was Maciej Drygas, whose film "Abu Haraz" triumphed in Perm in 2014. The film not only won the Festival Grand Prix – Big Golden Nanook, but also the FIPRESCI award.

This year Maciej Drygas will come to the Festival with a retrospective of his films. During the special screenings we will see five of his documentaries: "Hear My Cry", "State of Weightlessness", "A Day in the People's Republic of Poland", "Violated Letters" and „Abu Haraz”.

As an addition to the screenings the director will give a master class titled "From Compilation to Creation" which will focus on the process of building dramaturgical structure in the found footage films.

Master class will take place on September 15th at 3:00 pm.