Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Anthropologist

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 80 minutes

The Anthropologist
The Anthropologist
The Anthropologist

THE ANTHROPOLOGIST profiles the lives of renowned anthropologists, Margaret Mead and Susan Crate, through the eyes of their daughters. While Mead’s groundbreaking work shaped the past, Crate’s work is the future. She has dedicated her career to studying the impact climate change has on indigenous people and their communities. The film follows Crate and her teenage daughter, Kathryn, who gains a unique cultural education through their travels. Mead’s daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson ( now in her seventies), followed in her mother’s footsteps as well, publishing several books and teaching anthropology at Harvard University and George Mason University. This compelling documentary shines a light on an often underrated discipline that’s incredibly vital to understanding the world around us. As these brilliant women demonstrate here, it’s also an important asset in enacting change. Seeing how they’ve passed the torch is inspiring; their passion for what they do is truly contagious. Through its footage of Crate’s expeditions, the film also paints a beautiful portrait of the cultural diversity of our planet. (In English, Russian, Sakha, Kiribati, Spanish, and Quechua with subtitles) –E.F.

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Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger are a trio of Emmy award-winning filmmakers who make up the company, Ironbound Films. Their previous collaborations have appeared on CNN and PBS and were hailed by critics from USA Today, The New York Times, and NY1.

"The Linguists" (2008), "The New Recruits" (2010), "Evocatuer: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie" (2012), THE ANTHROPOLOGIST (2015)

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Simon Compain, Roger Grange, Seth Kramer, Dave Messick, Richard Patterson, Rodney Patterson, Jeff Schmale, Graham Wright

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Principal Cast
Mary Catherine Bateson, Susie Crate, Katie Yegorov-Crate

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