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Two-Day Documentary Film Festival Fills Cinematheque

January 13, 2012 7:02 AM | Entertainment

By Tyler Sutherland

International documentaries will be screened this weekend when the Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival returns to Winnipeg.

This year’s festival — brought back by the University of Manitoba Anthropology Students’ Association — includes seven documentaries set to examine artificial intelligence, folk music, climate change, and globalization.

The films will be screened at Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, followed by a filmmaker Q&A session tonight and Saturday. Admission is free.

Film festival schedule:

Friday, January 13

7 p.m. — Shooting with Mursi (57 min); Ethiopia
8 p.m. — Panel discussion on globalization and tourism with Dr. Susan Frohlick (Anthropology, U of M) and Dr. Michael Campbell (Kinesiology and Recreation Management, U of M)
9 p.m. — Plug and Pray (91 min); Germany/Italy/Japan/USA

Saturday, January 14

1 p.m. — Because We Were Born (90 min); Brazil
3 p.m. — No Shelter from the Storm: Housing and Tuberculosis in Lac Brochet (10 min); Canada
3:15 p.m. — Q&A with filmmaker Matt Singer
4 p.m. — In the Garden of Sounds (85 min); Italy/Switzlerand
7 p.m. — There Once Was an Island (80 min); Papua New Guinea
8:30 p.m. — Panel discussion on climate change with Anika Terton (Canadian Youth Delegate to COP17), Curt Hull (Climate Change Connection, Winnipeg), and Dr. Tim Papakyriakou (Environment and Geography, U of M)
10 p.m. — A Mountain Musical (52 min); Austria