Margaret Mead Film Festival 2014

How do traditions help cultures survive and thrive, even in the face of adversity? Answering that question from a variety of perspectives is at the core of the 2014 Margaret Mead Film Festival. Themed “Past Forward,” the 2014 festival explores how cultural touchstones needn’t be trapped in amber but can serve as important guides for modern life, during its 2014 program from October 23 to October 26. Featuring a broad spectrum of creative storytelling—including interactive documentaries, performances, and a multi-media installation—the Margaret Mead Film Festival strives to illuminate the diversity of peoples and cultures from around the world, and offers intimate forums for discussion with filmmakers, film protagonists, and world-renowned scholars.

This year, the festival’s selections—more than 40 films from 30 countries—will focus on the tension between tradition and its relevance in a contemporary context.