Patricia Zimmermann

Ithaca College/Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

Patricia R. Zimmermann is professor of Screen Studies at Ithaca College USA and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. Her books include Reel Families: A Social History of Amateur Film (1995); States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies  (2000); Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places  (2015, with Dale Hudson); Open Spaces: Openings, Closings, and Thresholds of Independent Public Media  (2016). She coauthored The Flaherty: Decades in the Cause of Independent Film (2017) with Scott MacDonald and  Open Space New Media Documentary:  A Toolkit for Theory and Practice (2018) with Helen De Michiel,.   She also, with Karen Ishizuka,  coedited Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories (2008).