The 33rd Annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Film Festival, the documentary festival named after the pioneering anthropologist, will run from November 12-15 at New York’s American Museum of Natural History. The opening night film, Péter Kerekes’s “Cooking History,” tours 20th century battlefields, asking cooks to recreate the dishes they served to their troops. Sunday’s closing night film will be Raffaele Brunetti and Marco Leopardi’s “Hair India,” a doc about the group of poor Hindu devotees who offer up their only possession, their hair. Also on Sunday, DJ Spooky will present a multimedia presentation exploring climate change built on music and the museum’s collection of photographs.
The festival is the United States’ longest lasting documentary film festival. Two themed special programs will also be featured in the program. Along the Modern Silk Road explores the cultures along the Silk Road. Love Against the Odds will explore love amongst people with disabilities. The festival will bring highlights on a tour starting in January. For more information and for tickets, visit the festival’s website