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The Mead 2018 Films

This year's festival reflects stories of resilience–portraits of strength and action by people who are rising up, breaking new ground, and pushing their communities forward. Collectively, our new centerpiece, highlights work from community organizations that train and support Indigenous and other filmmakers in telling their own stories. Take the theme of resilience beyond traditional film to virtual reality, oral histories, and more in the Mixed Media Lounge and visit a provocative installation by contemporary Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.

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 over 40 international nonfiction films and media converge over four thrilling days of screenings, conversations, and parties.