The Anthropologist

The parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. 

Directors

Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger

Country

USA

Year

2015

Running Time

80 mins 

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SFGFF Film Program:

Green Film Fest Screening - April 19, 2016

SF Premiere. 

At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters' perspectives, Mead and Crate demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers and rising tides. As Mary Catherine Bateson, daughter of Margaret Mead, asserts, "Climate change forces us to have to learn the family business." 

DISCUSSION WITH: Daniel Miller, director.