The Margaret Mead International film and video festival in Ulaanbaatar (Ulan Bator) Mongolia will be held during the weekend of 24-26 September 2009 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), at the Tengis movie theater and M-Club cinema. The entrance is FREE for the public. The movies will be followed by discussions with the audience.
The Festival is distinguished by its outstanding selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging subjects, representing a range of issues and perspectives relevant today to Mongolian society.
The festival is named after Margaret Mead (1901-1978) a respected and controversial American cultural anthropologist. Her first book Coming of Age in Samoa about the healthy attitude towards SEX in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures made her famous and influenced the western sexual revolution in the 1960s.
Three movies will represent the growing number of Mongolian movie makers: "Uncrowned" (50 min), "I am sorry" (15 min) and "In search of Truth" (52 min). Other movies are from USA, Israel, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, China, Great Britain and Tajikistan. Documentaries include those that touch on the world’s crucial issues such as national conflicts, population growth, child labor and domestic violence.
See ToMongolia for complete details photos and some of the festival movie trailers.