New York's Margaret Mead Festival, held annually at the American Museum of Natural History, aims to present 'cultural storytelling.' This year, its 38th, features more than 40 documentaries, including several Latin American selections.
Bolivia's El Corral y el viento (The Corral and the Wind) is an account of the director's return to his father's home village in the Andes; Mexican documentary Elevador (Elevator), follows the ebb and flow of passengers in a Mexico City high-rise's elevator; H2O MX examines Mexico City's water supplies; and Brazil's O mestre e o Divino (Master and Divino) follows a German missionary and a young indigenous man as they share their love for film.
Short films include Flor de Toloache by Jenny Schweitzer; the US-Colombian short Santa Cruz del Islote by Luke Lorentzen; Gabriela Bortolamedi's Ni aquí, ni allá (Neither Here Nor There); and Living Quechua by Christine Mladic Janney.
New York: Oct. 23 - 26. More information here.