Margaret Mead Film Festival


American Museum of Natural History, New York

October 17-20, 2019


About the Festival

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.



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This article was written by Margaret Mead Film Festival at the request of The Documentary Life.


Producer and Content Creator, Stephanie Vincenti

Stephanie has worked in the narrative and documentary feature film industry for over 12 years. She is also a producer and content creator for The Documentary Life.

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