Margaret Mead is the best-known anthropologist of all time. She was fascinated by how remote cultures, locked for centuries in a certain way of life, negotiated changes from the modern world. Today, anthropologist Susie Crate studies communities negotiating climate change. From Siberia to Peru to the South Pacific, Crate interacts with villagers who face melting permafrost, receding glaciers, and rising tides.
THE ANTHROPOLOGIST interweaves the stories of these two observers of change. Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger, THE ANTHROPOLOGIST is a follow-up to their Sundance hit and Emmy Award nominee THE LINGUISTS.