Margaret Mead Traveling Film & Video Festival

Margaret Mead Traveling Film & Video Festival

February 8, 2006 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM


January 25 & 26 - February 1 & 2 – February 8 & 9 The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Traveling Film and Video Festival Co-sponsored by The Sanctuary for Independent Media Location: The Sanctuary (www.thesanctuaryforindependentmedia.org) 3361 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY (at 101st Street where Sixth Ave. turns into Fifth) Time: 7:00 PM Admission: By Donation
Founded in 1977, The Margaret Mead Traveling Film and Video Festival is the longest-running showcase for international documentaries, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction.
Video & Film Schedule: Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 PM with filmmakers Jeffrey Togman and Pierre Defendini Home Jeffrey M. Togman. 2005. 85 min. (U.S.) Since the shortage of affordable housing ranks as one of New York City’s largest and most complex issues, this story-driven documentary arrives at the right moment. Sheree Farmer, a single mother of six living in a struggling neighborhood in Newark, faces the challenges of buying her first home with the help of a financial planner turned social worker. Her story, as she attempts to achieve the American dream, is an intimate and touching commentary on race, class, and the future of America’s cities. Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 PM Land Mines: A Love Story Dennis O’Rourke. 2004. 73 min. (Afghanistan) From the maker of Mead Festival favorites -- Cannibal Tours and Cunnamulla -- comes a film about Afghanistan, land mines, survival, and love. It chronicles the love story of Habiba and Shah, two land-mine victims living together in Kabul and struggling to make ends meet. Part observational film and part essay, Land Mines is an anti-war film set in a country whose name has become synonymous with conflict.
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