Ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of beloved anthropologist Margaret Mead? Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger’s award-winning documentary “The Anthropologist” does just that. The film follows American teen Katie Crate who, along with her anthropologist mother Susie, spends five years studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities. Along the way, their incredible journey parallels Mead’s, who spent decades of her professional career seeking to understand how global change affects remote cultures.
The film had its world premiere at DOC NYC last November as a co-presentation with the American Museum of Natural History. The film then went on to be selected by more than 30 film festivals, including Cleveland, Dallas, IFFBoston, St. Louis, and San Francisco Green. It was also invited by the United Nations to show at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference; and screened simultaneously at more than 30 universities to celebrate World Anthropology Day on February 18.
Kramer, Miller and Newberger’s previous films include “Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie,” which premiered at Tribeca and aired on CNN last summer, and “The Linguists,” which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Emmy. Just like “The Linguists,” “The Anthropologist” is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation.
Check out our exclusive clip below of the film below, which features a Dar Williams cover of Bob Dylan’s classic “The Times They Are a-Changin.'”
“The Anthropologist” hits limited release tomorrow, Friday, November 11.