The climate change documentary “The Anthropologist,” from Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger of Ironbound Films will be released in the US via Gravitas Ventures.
The fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother Susie, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities. Their journey parallels that of renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead, who for decades sought to understand how global change affects remote cultures. The film will be released by Gravitas Ventures across all platforms in the US and Canada this fall.
“The Anthropologist” world premiered at DOC NYC in November as a co-presentation with the American Museum of Natural History. The film has since been selected by more than 30 film festivals, including Cleveland, Dallas, IFFBoston, St. Louis, and San Francisco Green; was invited by the United Nations to show at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference; and screened simultaneously at more than 30 universities to celebrate World Anthropology Day on February 18. “The Anthropologist” was selected as opening night film of the Santa Cruz Film Festival tonight (June 1, 7:30PM), the upcoming Greenwich International Film Festival (June 9, 6PM), and the Arizona International Film Festival, where it also won Best Documentary.
“Gravitas Ventures champions eclectic films with heart. They are the perfect partners to help introduce ‘The Anthropologist’ to cultures everywhere,” said Daniel A. Miller, producer, director, and writer for Ironbound Films.
“‘The Anthropologist’ has been embraced by so many festivals, universities, and organizations, we’re looking forward to working with Ironbound Films to send their film out across North America,” said Dan Fisher, Senior Director of Acquisitions for Gravitas Ventures.
Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger’s previous films include “Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie,” which premiered at Tribeca and aired on CNN last summer to stellar ratings and reviews, and “The Linguists,” which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Emmy. Like “The Linguists,” “The Anthropologist” is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation.