This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic
Sunday, November 13 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
How Do We Look? A Panel Discussion

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

The objective of the Margaret Mead Film Festival has always been to champion films that portray culture in innovative and surprising ways. From its inception in 1977, when the Festival honored the work of the groundbreaking French anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, it has been alert to originality in the field, from postcolonial and indigenous documentary work to poetic experiments in cross-cultural expression. The Mead has also endeavored to keep pace with revolutions in media-making technologies that have enabled new relationships between filmmakers and subjects, democratizing access for people who had traditionally been the object of the ethnographic gaze. Looking at the ground covered over 35 years and with an eye to the territory ahead, panelists will discuss “What can the innovations in the genre over the last four decades—in terms of the ethics, aesthetics, and politics of ethnographic documentary—help us understand about the future of this kind of work in a rapidly transforming media landscape?” In doing so, we hope panelists and audiences can ask simply: “How do we look—inside the Festival, outside the walls of the Festival, and into the future?"

Co-presented by The Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU


Sunday November 13, 2011 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Professional Development Space

Attendees (4)