10/20: We Don't Need a Map

Award-winning filmmaker Warwick Thornton returns to the Margaret Mead Film Festival with a documentary about the appropriation of an Indigenous symbol by white nationalists in Australia.
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Now in Theaters: Dayveon

In the wake of his older brother's death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends the sweltering summer days roaming his rural Arkansas town. When he falls in with a local gang, he becomes drawn to the camaraderie and violence of their world.
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Now in Theaters: RAT FILM

Balancing a cultural history of rats in Baltimore with portraits of the city’s present-day rat catchers, Theo Anthony presents a damning account of entrenched racism and (sometimes questionable) scientific research ordered by governments and financial institutions.
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Now on Netflix: Strong Island

Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death.


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Margaret Mead Film Festival: We Don’t Need a Map
Fri Oct 20 6:30 PM

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