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For the second straight year, Rooftop Films is proud to partner with The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. The Mead showcases the best in non-narrative filmmaking, encompassing a broad spectrum of work including international documentaries, experimental films, animation, hybrid works, and more.
Barren (Saskia Kluit, Hanneke van der Linden | Netherlands | 10 min.)
In this live-action documentary delicately overlaid with animated ink drawings, a widower dismantles the dovecot that once housed his beloved homing pigeons.
By the River (Magdalena Kowalczyk | Poland | 12 min.)
Down the Vistula River outside Warsaw, a 19th century kind of life unfolds among the thickets that grow along the frozen banks of the modern waterway.
Ghost Noise (Marcia Connolly | Canada | 23 min.)
An encounter with artist Shuvinai Ashoona in her natural habitat, Marcia Connolly's film adopts the Inuit woman's poetic artistry, which draws its inspiration from the mythological and mundane in equal parts.
The Final Chapter (Mina T. Son | California | 5 min.)
A black-and-white sketch of three Californians who are more curious, and honest, about death than most.
Unearthing the Pen (Carol Salter | Uganda | 12 min.)
A young Ugandan shepherd struggles to reconcile his longing to read and write with the traditions of his tribe, which 40 years ago put a curse on the pen.