The National Geographic Live touring speaker series continues October 8th with photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier presenting Standing At Water’s Edge. The series brings National Geographic’s most dynamic and entertaining explorers, in three thrilling presentations, to the Orpheum.
National Geographic Live – Standing At Water’s Edge
Where: Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St, Vancouver)
When: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00pm
Tickets: Available online now
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. She 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.
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 what you need.
I have a pair of tickets to give away to National Geographic Live – Standing At Water’s Edge on October 8th, here’s how you can enter to win:
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UPDATE The winner is: Greg!