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The Museum Gratefully Acknowledges

The Margaret Mead Film Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges HBO for its support of the
Mead Films and cultural programming for New York City Public High Schools.


Additional support provided by the Australian Consulate-General and the Italian Cultural Institute.



Support also provided by the Consulate General of Denmark, the Consulate General of Peru, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Finnish Film Foundation, and the Polish Cultural Institute.








A special thanks to the Flaherty Seminar for their longstanding support of the filmmaker brunch

Museum Leadership

Lewis W. Bernard

Ellen V. Futter

Michael J. Novacek
Senior Vice President and Provost of Science

Lisa J. Gugenheim
Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Education and Strategic Planning 

Ruth Cohen
Senior Director, Education Strategic Initiatives
Director, Center for Lifelong Learning

Museum Curators

Laurel Kendall
Curator of Asian Ethnology and Chair of the Division of Anthropology

Peter Whiteley
Curator of North American Ethnology

Jennifer Newell
Curator of the Pacific

Festival Staff

Dominic Davis
Bella Desai
Emily Haidet
Kira Lacks
Monique Scott
Adina Williams

Programming Consultants

Olli Chanoff
Rachel Chanoff
Nadine Goellner
Oliver Hill
Charles Jabour

Festival Consultant

Faye Ginsburg
Kriser Professor of Anthropology
Director, Center for Media, Culture and History, New York University

Pegi Vail
Associate Director, Center for Media, Culture, and History, New York University

Festival Interns

Harmony Barker
Soley Esteves
Catherine Goode (Pre-screening Intern)
Stephanie Gozali
Shobhit Jain
Kaely Navarrette
Abigail Pope-Brooks


Roberto Reyes Ang
Elizabeth Bailey
Veronica Miriam Davidov
Sabine Fayoux
Cathy Hunter
Marvin Hunter
Marlene Kawalek
Daniel Kruziewicz
Linda Lipson
Rosaleen McAfee
Smeeta Narang
Allison Roach
Cindi Rowell
Jeanette Sharpless
Rachel Sherman-Presser
Hannah Shostack
Eileen Tait
Liz Weber
Christine Williams 

Special Thanks

Mary Catherine Bateson
Mahen Bonetti
Sally Chen
Cindy Chyr
Karen Cooper
Rachel Cooper
Cara Cusumano
Carlos GutiƩrrez
La Frances Hui
Sevanne Kassarjian
Gabi Madsen
Steve Mendelsohn
Dan Nuxoll
Jed Rapfogel
Leah Sapin
Jessica Sederquist
Talia Shulze
Elizabeth Weatherford
The 2014 Mead Volunteers

In remembrance of Stella Hardee, passionate volunteer for the Margaret Mead Film Festival

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Phone: 212-769-5100

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