New documentary highlights Margaret Mead

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(NEW YORK, AP) — A documentary that looks at the work of Margaret Mead and another anthropologist currently working in the field is making its premiere at the DOC NYC film festival.
“The Anthropologist,” created by Emmy-nominated filmmakers Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger, debuts Nov. 13.
It looks at how humans adapt to environmental and cultural change. It highlights Mead, the renowned cultural anthropologist, and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist studying climate change today.
Mead’s 76-year-old daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, also a cultural anthropologist, provides scientific insight.
The documentary also will be screened at the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina, and film festivals in St. Louis, Missouri, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The trio’s other documentaries include “The Linguists” and “Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie.”