Deadline Approaching: Margaret Mead Festival

The final submission deadline for the American Museum of Natural History's 2012 Margaret Mead Film Festival is May 16, 2012. Held annually each fall, the Mead Festival was founded in honor of pioneering anthropologist Margaret Mead, one of the first anthropologists to recognize the significance of film for fieldwork. The Mead Festival screens documentaries, experimental films, animation, and hybrid works that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet.