Margaret Mead Film Festival

The Margaret Mead Film Festival, the preeminent showcase for contemporary cultural storytelling, will screen an outstanding lineup of international documentary films October 13-16, 2016.

Each year, the festival presents outstanding films featuring a broad spectrum of creative storytelling—including indigenous community media, performances, and multi-media events— as the Mead celebrates the diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world and offers intimate forums for discussion with filmmakers, film subjects, and world-renowned scholars.

Inspired by the immersive, transporting power of film and the Museum’s exhibitions and collections, the Mead features live performances and participatory conversations for a uniquely contemporary experience.

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.