The documentary Sweet Dreams, playing at the Mead Film Festival on Saturday, December 1, is a story of firsts: the formation of the Rwanda’s first and only all-female drumming troupe, Ingoma Nshya, and the group’s effort to open Rwanda’s first ice cream shop, in some cases introducing the treat to people who have never before tasted ice cream.
The Museum’s Origami Holiday Tree is back to ring in the season! This year, the tree features 500 folded origami models of groups of animals, from a “culture” of bacteria to a “tower” of giraffes.
Making its U.S. premiere at the Museum’s 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival, Himself He Cooks chronicles a day in the life of the Golden Temple of Amritsar, India, where every day tens of thousands of visitors are fed by hundreds of volunteers. Watch the trailer here.
The new Action Comics #14, published this month by DC Comics, reveals that even Superman visits the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium—and not just to see the Space Show. The superhero, it turns out, comes once a year to see images of his far-off home planet, Krypton, said to orbit its home-star every 382 days. To locate the fictional planet in the actual sky, DC Comics worked with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium. Watch a video about the process.