Special Screening of Mead Festival Winner's Film "To The Light"

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In rural coal mining communities in China, miners face daily perils for slim rewards in a profession that claims an estimated 5,000 lives annually. Winner of the 2011 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award Yuanchen Liu delved into this riveting story with his documentary To the Light, and as part of the Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival, the film and Liu will return to the Museum on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 pm for a special encore screening and discussion.

To the Light has traveled to St. Thomas and Vietnam since the 2011 Margaret Mead Film Festival. The 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival will take place at the Museum from November 29 through December 2.

Thumbnail: The 2011 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award jury was led by Darren Aronofsky, the Academy Award-nominated director of Black Swan and The Wrestler, who poses for a photo with Yuanchen Liu.