2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival

The American Museum of Natural History’s 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival will run from October 17th to 20th, and tickets are now on sale.

The festival will feature over 40 documentaries and short films which will explore cultures and people around the world.

Some 2019 Margaret Mead Film Festival highlights:

“Freedom Fields”

Encouraged by the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring, the members of a women’s soccer club in Libya heroically fight for their right to play. Their community refuses to support the team, forcing them to disband. Some women move on, becoming mothers and professionals, while others hold on to their soccer dreams.

 

“Black Divas”

A drag competition brings Crystal Love, Nova Gina, Jo Jo, Josie Baker, Shaniqua, and Isla Fukyah to Darwin, Australia, to compete for the title of Miss First Nation. Dressed in extravagant outfits and painted with vibrant makeup, the contestants tell their varied stories of growing up LGBTQI and Indigenous.

 

“Hi, AI”

Can humanoid robots be our friends? Scientists and tech visionaries believe that artificially intelligent robots that will become an integral part of everyday life. AI robots are already serving the roles of pets, personal organizers, and confidantes. See how early adopters are connecting with these complex AIs as companions.

 

“The Last Male on Earth”

Sudan was the last male rhinoceros of his species and a tourist sensation in Kenya. Through interviews with visitors to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, his caretakers, and the scientists who are preserving his genetic information, discover what Sudan’s story reveals about why we should care about biodiversity conservation.

 

And here’s the official festival teaser:

To learn more about the Margaret Mead Film Festival and to see more scheduled performances, click here.

To buy tickets, click here.

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