The Nest at the Margaret Mead Film Festival

The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film Festival will run from Wednesday, October 17 to Saturday, October 20 in New York City. The festival, which is inspired by anthropologist Margaret Mead, celebrates documentary media that increases our understanding of the complexity and diversity of peoples’ cultures around the world, and you can catch three Nest-supported films there:

Freedom Fields, directed by Naziha Arebi
New York Premiere | Filmmaker in Attendance
Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 PM 

Encouraged by the utopian hopes of the Arab Spring, the members of a women’s soccer club in Libya heroically fight for their right to play. Their community refuses to support the team, forcing them to disband. Some women move on, becoming mothers and professionals, while others hold on to their soccer dreams.

The Guardian of Memory, directed by Marcela Arteaga (2017 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee)
New York Premiere | ­­Filmmaker in Attendance
Friday, October 18 at 4:00 PM

Stunning, quiet landscapes from Mexico’s Juarez Valley are juxtaposed with horrifying, intimate tales of mass murder. In 2008, the Mexican government sent an army to the rugged border region, ostensibly to fight drug trafficking. As locals from Juarez and Chihuahua tearfully recount the stories of their murdered or disappeared children, parents, and siblings, a Texas-based lawyer argues asylum seekers from the area are victims of a genocide.

Made In Boise, directed by Beth Aala
New York Premiere | Filmmakers in Attendance | Protagonists in Attendance
Saturday, October 19 at 5:30 PM 

While the ethical questions that surround the commercial surrogacy industry remain unresolved, hundreds of women are choosing to be paid surrogates in Boise, Idaho. Follow four surrogates as they navigate relationships with their families and the future parents while experiencing the emotional and physical hurdles of being pregnant with someone else’s baby.

Tickets are on sale September 5—we will see you at the Mead!

Wendy Ettinger and Judith Helfand honored as part of Margaret Mead Film Festival 40 for 40

Congratulations to Chicken & Egg Pictures Co-Founder Wendy Ettinger and Co-Founder and Creative Director Judith Helfand, who were celebrated this past weekend by the Margaret Mead Film Festival as part of their 40 for 40 initiative.

The 40 for 40 highlights forty women who reflect and represent “Margaret Mead’s legacy of boldness, humanity, and innovation.” The full list of women chosen for this recognition is available here.

 

Chicken & Egg Pictures to be honored at 2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival

We are  pleased to announce that Chicken & Egg Pictures is being honored by the Margaret Mead Film Festival. The awards presentation will take place on Sunday October 25th, at their Filmmaker Award Ceremony at 7pm in New York.

Entrance is guaranteed for ticket holders with a stub from that day; we encourage you to join us for a double feature! Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee film Driving With Selvi is screening that day at 3pm, followed by How to Dance in Ohio at 5pm, directed by our advisory board member Alexandra Shiva.

Driving With Selvi, directed by Elisa Paloschi
Driving With Selvi, directed by Elisa Paloschi

A full schedule is available here.