The Anthropologist

How are the effects of climate change felt and experienced in different places in the world, and how may this be represented through the eyes of a 14-year old American teenager? Join us in the showing of this ethnographic film and documentary that offers a fresh take on climate change, as well as telling a story of the bond between mother and daughter. 


In this ethnographic film series, we explore different aspects of what it means to be human. Moving beyond just a focus on the human species, we look closer at our interactions with others and our surrounding environment, revealing how we shape and are shaped by non-human, materialities, histories and conditions around us.

This week's theme: The Challenges We Face


Film Title: The Anthropologist (United States, 2016). 78 min. 

Directors: Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer

In this documentary, the effects of climate change is considered from the perspective of American teenager, Katie Crate, who accompanies her mother and anthropologist, Susie Crate, on fieldwork around the globe. From Virginia to Siberia, Kiribati and Peru, the viewer witnesses isolated locales rarely seen on film. Their journey in many ways parallels those of anthropologist Margaret Mead, who spend decades trying to understand how global change affects local communities. A running commentary by Mary Catherine Bateson, daughter of Margaret Mead, provides further context and insight into the life and work of this renowned anthropologist while celebrating the bond between mother and daughter in both of these relationships.

Filmene blir vist i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus (Universitetsbiblioteket). Det vil bli skiltet godt utenfor og i biblioteket hver gang.

Publisert 2. feb. 2018 19:00 - Sist endret 9. mars 2018 17:53