Dutch presence at the Margaret Mead Festival

19 October 2017 — 22 October 2017
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA New York City

From October 19 until October 22 the Margaret Mead Festival will take place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. During this festival, “Dick Verdult – It Is True But Not Here” and “In Procedure” will be screened. For tickets click here

Margaret Mead Festival

The American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Film Festival screens documentaries that increase our understanding of the complexity and diversity of the peoples and cultures that populate our planet. The Mead Festival has evolved with the times while maintaining its important history and has grown steadily to reflect the ever-evolving incarnations of storytelling, technology and growing access to communities near and far. The Mead Festival presents the best in documentary, experimental films, animation, hybrid works, and more.

About “Dick Verdult – It Is True But Not Here” by Luuk Bouwman

Dick Verdult - Courtesy of the artist

Dick Verdult is a shape-shifting, multifaceted artist, and musician. He was born in the Netherlands, grew up in Guatemala, and studied film in Paris in the aftermath of the ’68 student revolts. His diversity of experience has led him to create art that defies categorization. Whimsical, elusive, and unshakably cheerful, Verdult has forged a path for himself that inspires and delights at every turn. “Dick Verdult – It Is True But Not Here” will be screened on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 6:30 pm. 

About “In Procedure” by Jiska Rickels

In Procedure - Courtesy of the artist

Bureaucracy begets heartbreak in this intimate story about Syrian refugees in the Netherlands. Hassan hopes to save his family from civil war, but the asylum procedure is filled with red tape, and each passing day is filled with anxiety about his seriously ill daughter back home. As he waits and waits, he begins to doubt the decision to leave his family behind. “In Procedure” will be screened on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 2:30 pm. 

About the American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.