Special Events and Dialogues

Featured events and dialogues complement the extraordinary slate of films and serve to further illuminate the many cultures celebrated at this year’s Margaret Mead Film Festival. These special programs offer audiences a forum for dynamic conversations about festival themes, close looks at unique collaborations, and opportunities to engage with artists and scholars. All programs are free with any Mead ticket or festival pass.

Flowers and fountain in the foreground of the 77th Street facade of the American Museum of Natural History.

Represent: A New Lens on Museum Exhibits
October 19–October 20

Join anthropologist Monique Scott, Director of Museum Studies at Bryn Mawr College, on hall tours that explore the historical context of cultural exhibits and spark dialogue about representation, perspective, diversity, and inclusion.

 

Coppers from the Hood: Petrel

Coppers from the Hood: Petrel

In this installation of an automobile hood covered in copper plate, contemporary Northwest Coast artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas fuses parallel signifiers of social and economic status: Haida copper shields, a traditional symbol of wealth, and cars, which can serve a similar function in contemporary society.

Mixed Media Lounge

Mixed Media Lounge

Building on the spirit of Margaret Mead's cutting-edge work, experience how today’s new media—virtual reality, augmented reality, and more—are being used to encounter diverse stories.

Mead Mixers

Mead Mixers

Continue the conversation! With refreshments in hand, meet filmmakers and share your Mead experiences with other festivalgoers daily in Café on One or Café on 4.

Whose Story Is It?

Whose Story Is It?

October 20, 2018

POSTPONED–Join Michael Nicoll YahgulanaasNika Collison, and Peter Whiteley in a conversation about the history of cultural representation in museums.

Collectively in Conversation

Collectively in Conversation

October 21, 2018

Collectively highlights the groundbreaking community-based media collectives Bophana Center, Maisha Film Lab, and Vídeo nas Aldeias.

Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

October 21, 2018

Join us for our closing night celebration and awards ceremony! After the party, everyone is invited to a free screening of the award-winning film.