National Geographic Live: Standing at the Water's Edge
Presented By Overture Center • National Geographic Live Series

National Geographic Live: Standing at the Water’s Edge

with Cristina Mittermeier

Tue, Mar 5

Capitol Theater: $35 - $49

Tue 03/05/19 7:30 PM


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Running Time:

70 minutes with a 15-minute Q&A, no intermission


Ages 6 and up

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Add to Calendar 03/05/2019 07:30 PM 03/05/2019 09:30 PM America/Chicago National Geographic Live: Standing at the Water’s Edge Cristina Mittermeier learned the concept of responsible earth stewardship from her indigenous nanny as a child growing up in Mexico, and she explores that calling through the ways of life of four communities and their individual relationships with water—theKayapó in the Amazon, the Inuit of Greenland, the First Nations people of British Columbia and native Hawaiians. Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts false MM/DD/YYYY


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 Kayapó 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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