Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 Sixth Ave., Troy, NY

Image from 'Sisters in Law' by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi.  2005.  104 min. (Cameroon)

iEAR Presents! and The Sanctuary for Independent Media collaborate to present the longest-running, premiere showcase for international non-fiction media in the U.S.  Themes include strong women, autism, the evolution debate and more.  Screening dates include November 14, 28 and December 5, 2007.

11/28/07 7 PM screening:

Sisters in Law by Kim Longinotto & Florence Ayisi. 2005. 104 min.  (Cameroon)

"Men are going to get the message now." The lawyers and judges in one  
small courthouse in Kumba, Cameroon are helping to transform women's  
and children's lives by protecting them from domestic violence. From  
the maker of Divorce Iranian Style and Gaea Girls comes this latest  
project celebrating dynamic women in non-traditional roles. A  
testament to how a few strong women can help to make an impact on  
individual lives as well as traditional world-views.

12/05/07 7 PM screening:

Flock of Dodos by Randy Olson. 2006. 84 min. (U.S.)

Who are the dodos in the current debate over evolution versus  
intelligent design? With a Super Size Me-style good spirit, marine  
biologist turned filmmaker Randy Olson travels the country in search  
of an answer. He starts with his 82 year old mother who is neighbors  
with the top lawyer for intelligent design in Olson's home state of  
Kansas, which is the epicenter of the controversy. This film gets  
beyond the tedium of the "debate" of who's right and who's wrong.  
Instead, it explores how those who embrace each side are  
"communicating" their ideas to the public.

Co-sponsored by The Sanctuary for Independent Media ( ) and funded in part by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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