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Standing at the Water’s Edge

Belushi Performance Hall | $26

Sunday, May 5, 2p

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Cristina Mittermeier, Marine Biologist and Photographer

Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected, and the power to destroy when it is misused. During her time with the Keyap√≥ people in the Amazon, she documented a society that relied on their local waterway to survive – and found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam. In British Columbia, she found First Nations protecting their sacred headwaters, and in Hawaii, a new community of indigenous peoples seeking to reclaim their connection to the sea. She learned that one concept bound these three disparate communities together: “Enoughness,” or taking only that which you need.

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


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