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Margaret Mead Film Festival

About the Mead

The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film Festival features documentary films, shorts, and other media that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of peoples and cultures around the world.  

Inspired by anthropologist Margaret Mead's groundbreaking use of film and photography, the Mead celebrates ever-changing modes of storytelling, new technologies, and increased access to communities near and far while presenting the best in non-fiction film and hybrid works.

The Mead aims to connect viewers to cultures and communities around the world, creating empathy and understanding through visual media. Hundreds of filmmakers and scholars, thousands of moviegoers, and more than 40 international nonfiction films and media converge over four thrilling days of screenings, conversations, and parties.

See you at the Mead!

2019 Festival Highlights 

Contact Us

Phone and Email

Phone: 212.769.5305
Fax: 212.769.5329
[email protected]

Mead Festival Location

American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024-5102

Mead Festival Social Media

Mailing List

Sign up for the Mead mailing list on our Newsletter page - select "Film at the Museum" to receive film details, event updates, and special promos.