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2013 Margaret Mead Film Festival

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For nearly four decades, the Margaret Mead Film Festival, has encompassed a broad spectrum of film works, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction.

In this podcast, listen in on two selections from the 2013 Film Festival's events. The first features Mary Catherine Bateson, Margaret Mead's daughter, as she addresses the festival-goers at the opening night ceremony. The second features a panel led by Jim Enote, director of A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, on the 1923 silent film, "The Shalako Ceremony at Zuni, New Mexico," where panelists Dr. Peter Whitely, Museum curator of North American Ethnology, Barbara Mathe, Museum Archivist, and Curtis Quam and Octavius Seowtewa from Zuni discuss the cultural meaning of archival films to communities such as the Zuni.

The Margaret Mead Film Festival occurred at the Museum from October 17 to October 20, 2013.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (48 mins, 57 MB)

The Museum gratefully acknowledges the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for longstanding support of the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges HBO for its generous support of the Mead Films and cultural programming for New York City Public High Schools.

Additional support provided by the Consulate General of Finland and India Tourism.