Films

Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Winner Screening

H2O MX

José Cohen and Lorenzo Hagerman
2013 | 82 Mins | Mexico
US Premiere | Directors in Attendance

Access to potable water is not a luxury but an essential human right. In the largest city in the Americas, though, Mexico City’s 22 million residents are faced with myriad geographical, economic and political obstacles to a consistent water source. H2O MX investigates the daily issues that the megalopolis faces, from dangerous detergent buildup in the clouds to farmers in Mezquital living off wastewater irrigation to Chalco citizens fending off perennial floods. It’s an unsettling but beautiful watch, and a persuasive one, reminding us that sustainability is more than just a buzzword—it’s a philosophy deeply linked to social justice in an urban setting. The film will leave any urban-dweller wondering how a place so massive and unwieldy can find a way to be sustainable.

Preceded by the Mead Mixer, a daily happy hour in Cafe on One from 6-7:30 pm

New this year, we've added a second screening of the 2014 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award winning film. The winner was announced Saturday, October 25 at 9:00 pm at the 2014 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Ceremony in the Wallach Orientation Center, 4th floor.

The contenders for this year’s Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award were: