Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

The Sanctuary for Independent Media


This year, the longest-running, premiere showcase for international non-fiction media in the U.S. features program themes that include worker rights in China, Mexican-American migration, the evolution debate, and more.  Multiple screening dates: March 21, March 28 and April 4, 2007.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 7:00PM 

El Inmigrante
David Eckenrode, John Sheedy & John Eckenrode. 2005. 90 min. (U.S./Mexico)

El Inmigrante is a film about the American and Mexican border crisis, illuminated by the story of Eusebio de Haro, a young Mexican migrant who was shot and killed during one of his journeys north. This event becomes the point of departure for a far more multi-layered border tale, one that's especially relevant in the face of our nation's current immigration dispute. The cast of this film is diverse, including Eusebio's family in Mexico, the community of Brackettville, Texas, the horseback border patrol in El Paso, and other migrants en route to the United States. Their perspectives come together to create a moving political commentary on the current state of border issues. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 7:00PM 

China Blue
Micha X. Peled. 2005. 88 min. (U.S./China) NY Premiere

China Blue takes us inside a blue jeans factory in Southern China, where we follow the lives of Jasmine and her friends, young working girls struggling to fulfill the impossible obligations forced upon them by the factory's owner. The complexities of globalization are brought to a human level through these moving portraits of the young workers who make our clothes.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 7:00PM 

Shooting Under Fire
Sacha Mirzoeff. 2005. 72 min. (Germany/Israel/Palestine)

Modern warfare is carried out both on the battlefield and in the media. More and more, we rely on journalists and photographers to provide us with unbiased access to events as they happen. Shooting Under Fire introduces Reinhard Krause, head of the Reuters photo bureau in the West Bank and Gaza, and his team of local Israeli and Palestinian photographers, who cover both sides of the Israeli conflict. This riveting film highlights the individuals who risk their lives to bring us the pictures.

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