Anthropology Graduate Student Association: Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival

April 15, 2011

Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival Schedule:

2:05 pm: Dr. Conway-Madding introducing Shooting with Mursi

2:20-3:20 pm: Shooting with Mursi

3:20-4:00 pm: Discussion/break and intro of next film

4:00-5:00 pm: A Mountain Musical

5:00-5:30 pm: Discussion

5:30-7:00 pm: There Once was an Island

7:00-7:30 pm: Discussion

Shooting with Mursi–In Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, the Mursi, a nomadic tribe that has roamed these fertile grounds for generations, find themselves being shut out of land that is suddenly designated for national park use. The conflict of land use is explored through the group leader Olisarali Olibui, who takes a camera to the tribe to record their experiences.

A Mountain Musical–Tyrolean folk singers of Erzberg, Austria recount their life experiences through the art of yodeling. This film, by Eva Eckert, provides a rare look at the hard working, hard drinking people of this vanishing Alpine culture.

There Once was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho–When their Polynesian paradise begins to erode, the Takuu must decide whether to take the government’s offer of relocation or approach environmental scientists to try to find a way to stay on their beloved island. This heartbreaking film is an examination of the local effects of global climate change and its effects on culture rooted in geography.

All are welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be available.