The Anthropologist

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Roxie Theater Tue, Apr 19, 2016 6:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Daniel A. Miller
Seth Kramer
Jeremy Newberger
Year of Production:2015
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Topic:Climate Change
Future of Food
Running Time:80 min.


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.

Community Partner:

1% for the Planet | San Francisco Public Press | Women's Environmental Network

Included Shorts

The Art of Bicycling (3min) More
Ice is Melting (1min) More
Kidchup (2min) More
Walk to School (3min) More

Additional Information

Daniel A. Miller, Seth Kramer, and Jeremy Newberger are Ironbound Films. Their last film √Čvocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie premiered at Tribeca, hit theaters care of Magnolia Pictures, and aired on CNN in August 2015. Earlier films include The New Recruits, narrated by Rainn Wilson, aired on PBS, and nominated for an Emmy in 2011; and The Linguists, which premiered at Sundance, aired on PBS, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2010.