Mead 2020 Update

Given the crisis of COVID-19, this year’s Margaret Mead Film Festival will pivot to an online evening of film and conversation. Instead of a traditional multi-day format, the Mead will be condensed to a single evening of programs that embodies the longstanding spirit of the Festival. Subscribe to the Films at the Museum newsletter for the latest updates.

About The Mead

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.

2019 Festival Highlights

Photos: American Museum of Natural History.