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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Margaret Mead Film Festival

Oct 17 Through Oct 20 | Thu |

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The American Museum of Natural History’s 2019 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. 

Highlights of the 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival include:

• 44 films, including 17 U.S. premieres and 17 shorts • Three-day virtual reality lounge featuring filmmaker and artist Lynette Wallworth’s Awavena • Panel discussion about the updates to the Northwest Coast Hall • Tribute to filmmaker Barb Cranmer

For a full schedule of events, the list of films, and ticketing information, please visit

Venue: American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street Map