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2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival

Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Activate connection at the 2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival. More than 40 ground-breaking, international, nonfiction films and media present fresh cross-cultural perspectives. Honoring legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead, the festival reinforces our search for deeper understanding of the limitless diversity and complex texture that is human experience. Come for the long weekend of film screeningsconversationsparties, an installation by stop-motion animation artist Amanda Strong, and the new Mead Mixed Media Lounge where filmmakers, scholars, and thousands of audiences exchange new ideas. Come see what the Mead will activate for you.

The 2017 Margaret Mead Film Festival will be held October 19–22.



The Margaret Mead Film Festival is made possible 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. and the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt.