The 2016 Margaret Mead Film Festival (October 13 - 16) celebrates the groundbreaking spirit of legendary Museum anthropologist Margaret Mead. An installation by Samoan artist Dan Taulapapa McMullin, a virtual reality showcase, and a host of new documentary films transport and connect viewers to communities around the world. This year’s festival invites participants to explore new cultural perspectives while critically examining our own points of view. As always, the Mead will feature intimate conversations with filmmakers and film subjects, as well as the presentation of the annual Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award.
With the theme “Re:Frame,” the 2016 Margaret Mead Film Festival invites viewers to probe their own perspectives and to celebrate stories and art forms that offer us opportunities to see the world anew. In this way, the festival honors the legacy of Margaret Mead, whose groundbreaking approach to anthropology revealed how our histories, values, and points of view inevitably frame our encounters with other cultures and communities.
Visit the Mead Festival website at amnh.org/mead to learn more.