Screening: The Anthropologist (78 mins) - plus introductory talk

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

Film festival

This event as part of the world’s first film festival dedicated to climate linked migration


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.”

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