The American Museum of Natural History Announces the Winner of the 2011 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award


Director Yuanchen Liu, whose film To the Light traces the lives of Chinese coal miners, received the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award at the 35th annual Margaret Mead Film Festival on Sunday, November 13. Liu was selected from among seven contenders by a jury led by Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler), who was joined by Karen Cooper, director of New York City’s Film Forum; Liz Garbus, Academy Award-nominated director (Bobby Fischer Against the World, The Farm: Angola, USA); and 2002 MacArthur Fellow Stanley Nelson, director of the Emmy-winning documentary The Murder of Emmett Till.