For Immediate Release: January 9, 2007
Contact: Marsha Nishi Mullan
Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival to Be Held
at Swarthmore Jan. 26-27
The Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival will be presented at Swarthmore College on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27. The Margaret Mead Film Festival is the longest running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction. The Festival is distinguished by its outstanding selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging subjects, representing a range of issues and perspectives, and by the forums for discussion with film makers and speakers.
The Festival at Swarthmore is sponsored by the Latin American Studies and Asian Studies Programs, the Sociology/Anthropology and Biology Departments, and the Intercultural Center and is free and open to the public.
The schedule of screenings and discussions is:
Friday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Science Center, Rm. 101.
"El Inmigrante" by David Eckenrode on the American and Mexican border crisis. Followed by faculty discussion led by Professors Miguel Díaz-Barriga (Sociology/Anthropology), Aurora Camacho de Schmidt (Modern Languages and Literatures), and Braulio Muñoz (Sociology/Anthropology).
Saturday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m. Science Center, Cunniff Lecture Hall (Rm. 199).
"China Blue" by Micha X. Peled on young girls working in a blue jeans factory in China. Faculty discussion led by Professors Lillian Li (History) and Aya Ezawa (Sociology/Anthropology).
Saturday, Jan. 27, 3:15 p.m. Science Center, Cunniff Lecture Hall (Rm. 199).
"A Flock of Dodos" by Randy Olson. Who are the "dodos" in the debate over evolution vs. intelligent design? Faculty discussion led by Professors Steven Piker (Sociology/Anthropology) and Colin Purrington (Biology).