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The Anthropologist

  • Fenimore Art Museum 5798 NY-80 Cooperstown, NY, 13326 United States (map)

The Anthropologist,  presented by filmmaker, Seth Kramer Q&A follows the screening

Close encounters with climate change as experienced in local cultures around the globe, was a topic that intrigued the makers of The Anthropologist. So Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger set out to document the travels of the noted anthropologist Susan Crate, an interdisciplinary scholar who works with indigenous people in Siberia, South America, and the Pacific Islands. Crate—known for her first-hand observations of adaptation in the face of changes to regional lifestyles—took her teenage daughter Kathryn along on these journeys and the two women clearly had an interesting time, with Kathryn telling her own amusing tales about her mother. Interwoven with all this is edifying commentary from Mary Catherine Bateson, the globetrotting daughter of Margaret Mead who foresaw long ago what lay ahead for remote cultures confronting modernity. “The film is by no means a polemic for climate change action though it’s clearly sympathetic to the cause. . . The crisp filmmaking and the fun, comic writing and editing make it eminently watchable—the banter between Kathryn and Susan is the kind of playful mother-daughter dialogue that sitcoms break their backs trying to emulate”—Valeriy Kolyadych. (2015, 81 minutes)

This screening is sponsored by the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA)


$7 at the door

Earlier Event: November 11
Heart of a Dog
Later Event: November 12
Rango, Family Film