Feature Film Program

Margaret Mead Film Festival: We Don’t Need a Map

An Indigenous symbol is appropriated by white Australians amid a rise of extremist nationalism.



Fri Oct 20 6:30 PM

The Film

We Don't Need a Map

Warwick Thornton | Australia | 86

Racist nationalism is on the rise of Australia, and it's swallowing up the stars. A constellation with tremendous cultural importance to Australia's Indigenous peoples has been adopted as the "Aussie Swazi" by white Australians associated with extreme nationalism. Award-winning Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton returns to the Mead for a feature-length exploration of this urgent topic.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Film Begins
This screening is part of the Margaret Mead Film Festival, taking place 10/20 - 10/22 at the American Museum of Natural History. For more information on their lineup click here.

The show presented in partnership with