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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 M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Support for the Margaret Mead Film Festival is provided, in part, by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation; the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt; and The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

Special thanks to the French Cultural Services.

Support also provided by the Argentinian Consulate, the Australian Consulate-General, the General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the U.S., and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.



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

American Museum of Natural History

Lewis W. Bernard

Ellen V. Futter

Curatorial Advisors

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

Ruth Cohen
Dominic Davis
Bella Desai
Emily Haidet
Kira Lacks
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

Samuel Ridgeway
Corrine Matlak
Cecilia Nicholson
Kelsy O’Donnell
Katharine Ryan


Elizabeth Bailey
Ronald Blumer
Ann Davis
Margaret Desmond
Irene Devlin-Weiss
Emily Farrell
Sabine Fayoux
Patricia Hackbarth
Jaj Hagelgans
Marlene Kawalek
Linda Leveen
Abigail Levner
Linda Lipson
Smeeta Narang
Duncan Ranslem
Allison Roach
Jeffrey Rosen
Tricia Rosen
Judy Rosenbaum
Cindi Rowell
Elisa Sandri
Megan Scanlon
Rachel Sherman-Presser
Hannah Shostack
Eileen Tait
Karen Varano
Liz Weber
Constantin Weickart
Christine Williams

Special Thanks

Nancy Abraham
Eduardo Amirantearena
Sarah Anderson
Adam Baran
Mary Catherine Bateson
Kyle Bergman
Joan Bernard
Alexia Bloch
Armistead Booker
Kris Britt
Anita Caltabiano
Ian Chant
Isa Cucinotta
Cara Cusumano
Anna Devine
Alex de Voogt
Nate Dorr
Mathieu Fournet
Alexis Gambis
Amélie Garin-Davet
Carlos Gutiérrez
Jill Hamilton
Monica Harris
Lisa Heller
Ian Hollander
Sally Holt
La Frances Hui
Sevanne Kassarjian
Daniel Kaufman
Vera Kuipers
Robert Kushner
Jacklyn Lacey
Mallory Lance
Amee Le
Eugenia Levenson
Mayte Lopez
Erik Luers
Gabi Madsen
Zach Mandinach
Rebekah Maysles
Cameron McCarthy
Eliza McCarthy
Steve Mendelsohn
Lucy Mukerjee-Brown
Jennifer Nedbalsky
Lisa Linde Nieveld
Erica Nofi
Thomas Norcott
Dan Nuxoll
Rebecca Oppenheimer
Luz Perreira
Nicolas Polet
Richard Gilder Graduate School
Jule Rozite
Elena Sansalone
Leah Sapin
Dan Shanan
Penny Smallacombe
Zhenia Stadnik
Merrily Sterns
Sara Stevenson
Roxy Toporowych
Lynn True
Holly Voges
Nelson Walker
Elizabeth Weatherford
Alan Webber
The 2015 Mead Volunteers

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