Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture

Film Series

A film series accompanied this exhibition. All films were screened in the Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building. Call (202)707–5677.

  • Friday, November 16, 2001, 7:00 p.m.

    Margaret Mead—An Observer Observed (Alan Berliner, 1996)

  • Thursday, December 6, 2001, 7:00 p.m.

    Margaret Mead Films at the Library of Congress: An Overview (This program was hosted by Mary Wolfskill, co-curator.)

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2001, 7:00 p.m.

    Goona-Goona: An Authentic Melodrama of the Isle of Bali (Andre Roosevelt, 1932). Also, excerpts were shown from raw footage taken by Margaret Mead in Bali, featuring some of the same performers seen in Goona-Goona. (This program was hosted by Pat Loughney, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.)

  • Friday, December 28, 2001, 6:30 p.m.

    Ubangi (Louis Neuman, 1931), Untamed Africa (Wynant Hubbard, 1933), (Two other quasi-anthropological films to be announced).


The Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Institute for Intercultural Studies of New York are sponsored a two-day centennial symposium entitled “The Interplay of Cultures: Whither the U.S. in the World?” Please call (202) 707–8914 for more details.