The 43rd Margaret Mead Film Festival
25 documentary features make up the lineup of this long-running program of NYC’s American Museum of Natural History.
THE WANDERING CHEF
Among the US premieres at the festival are Aviva Ziegler’s WANDERING SOULS
, in which an international collective of artists pays tribute to the victims of the Khmer Rouge; Sidse Torstholm Larsen and Sturla Pilsko’s WINTER’S YEARNING
, a portrait of a Greenland whaling community facing economic uncertainty; Vincent Carelli and Wewito Piyãko’s ANTONIO Y PITI
, which follows the activist offspring of an indigenous and non-indigenous activist couple in Peru and Brazil; Hye-Ryoung Park’s THE WANDERING CHEF
, about a Korean celebrity chef who pays tribute to his recently deceased surrogate mother; Adrian Russell Wills’ BLACK DIVAZ
, on an indigenous drag competition in Australia; Gavin Guerra’s LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE
, which explores present-day efforts to suppress African-American voting; and Sam Zubrycki’s MIGUELITO: CANTO A BORINQUEN
, which tracks down the fate of a short-lived Puerto Rican child singer sensation.
SAUDI WOMEN’S DRIVING SCHOOL
NYC premieres include Erica Gornall’s SAUDI WOMEN’S DRIVING SCHOOL
, which follows Saudi women seeking their licenses after finally gaining the legal right to drive in June 2018; Bill Gallagher’s RUNNER
, about a South Sudanese runner at the 2012 Olympics; and Suzan Beraza’s MASSACRE RIVER
, about a Dominican-born Haitian woman facing the consequences of losing DR birthright citizenship.