World Anthropology Day 2020

Film Double Feature

McWherter Library 2nd Floor Commons
Thursday, February 20, 2020
12 noon - 5pm

See our Facebook Event Page to RSVP

We will have free food, a chance to meet and talk to faculty and graduate students, and anthropology swag to take home. Come for all or just part of the afternoon.

12—2pm In the Absence (produced by Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. 2019)

This film was shot over two years and follows Memphis-based Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. and its many partners in the fight for fair, safe and affordable housing. Filmmakers and housing/planning experts will be present for a short discussion.

2:00—2:30 Intermission

2:30—4:30pm Border South (Winner, Indie Memphis Film Festival 2019)

To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate to crack down on migrants, forcing them into ever more dangerous territory.
Border South reveals the immigrants' resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

"This is skillful film-making; not to present the migrants as heroes, but just as people with mundane plans and dreams like the rest of us..." --The Guardian

Border South large film image Border South--positive review from The Guardian Official Selection Margaret Mead Film Festival 2019

Anthropology Day Online Resources/Selfie Contest

Mention AAA on Twitter (@AmericanAnthro), Instagram (@americananthro) and Facebook (American Anthropological Association) and we'll share your posts. Tag your #AnthroDay selfies!  The three most creative selfies will win $100 for your anthropology department to spend on future activities.