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Jennifer Merin

Margaret Mead Film Festival Sets 2012 Schedule

By October 28, 2012

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Set to take place at New York City's Museum of Natural History from November 29 through December 2, the 2012 edition of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, best known for its superb ethnographic and experimental programming, will present 29 films that show the diversity and complexities of different cultures from around the world.

This year's theme is 'Whose Story is It?' The selected documentaries cover a wide range of subjects, and were filmed in Brazil, Chile, Egypt, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, and Pakistan. Many of the films, including ten that are in competition for the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award, are having their U.S. premieres at the festival. Most of the filmmakers and many of the films' subjects will be present at post-screening Q&A sessions.

Among this year's special events, the Mead Arcade is presented in collaboration with Games For Change to present audiences with socially conscious transmedia experiences in which players are engaged in online games that promote the quest for social justice and for understanding of different cultures.

For the complete line up of films and events, and information about tickets, visit the Mead Festival's official Website.

(PHOTO: Margaret Mead Festival logo. Courtesy American Museum of Natural History.)


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