The German Consulate General Co-Presents:
The American Museum of Natural History's Margaret Mead Film Festival, occurring October 18–21, 2018, screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. We are proud to co-present:
Truth Detectives (US Premiere)
Anja Reiss; 2017 | 85 min
In international war crimes investigations, the cover-up is often part of the crime. Now, by harnessing the capabilities of modern mobile phones, satellite images, and GPS data, investigators can get to the truth of human rights violations with the help of the people affected. Counter to the fear that data collection will lead to a dystopian nightmare, human rights activists, journalists, and lawyers use surveillance tools to expose human rights abusers.
The Art of Moving (NY Premiere)
Liliana Marinho de Sousa; 2016 | 89 minutes
Facing a gruesome civil war at home, the producers of a Syrian comedy news series struggle to keep their show —and themselves—alive and safe.
Mamacita (NY Premiere)
José Pablo Estrada Torrescano; 2018 | 75 minutes
An eccentric beauty tycoon invites her grandson, a filmmaker, into her castle-like home. In the end, does he see more than she wanted him to? Or did she intend that all along?
Location and time:
Margaret Mead Film Festival
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St, New York, NY 10024
Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21