Margaret Mead: An Observer Observed….

August 15th, 1991 - January 31st, 1993 | PROJECT

This 1 1/2 hour documentary film portrays the famous anthropologist's life history, her work, and her audience against the background of 20th century American history. The proposed work, a blend of never-before-seen archival footage and stills, on-location footage, live interviews, and three newly created impressionistic vignettes, is intended for general and scholarly audiences. It is based completely upon original historical research.

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Team Members

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin, Principal Investigator, National Endowment for the Humanities


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9154528
Funding Amount: 150000


Audience: General Public | Scientists
Discipline: Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Films and IMAX | Media and Technology