Join us at the 36th annual Margaret Mead Film Festival for documentary filmmaking, animation, and archival work that illuminate the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world.
Named for the famous Museum anthropologist Margaret Mead, the festival encompasses a broad spectrum of creative storytelling, from indigenous community media to experimental documentaries. Its outstanding titles present a range of cultural perspectives and offer forums for discussion with filmmakers and renowned speakers.
This year’s lineup includes The Tundra Book: A Tale of Vukvukai, the Little Rock by award-winning Inuk filmmaker Aleksei Vakhrushev. The film follows Chukchi reindeer herder Vukvukai and his family in the harsh and magnificent landscape of Russia’s Arctic Circle. The festival also includes the U.S. premiere of Philippe Witjes and Valérie Berteau’s Himself He Cooks, a visual observation of the hundreds of volunteers who prepare 50,000 free meals every day at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.
Full lineup and details coming soon, visit amnh.org/mead for more information.