National Geographic Live – Standing At Water’s Edge

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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 - Water's Edge

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.

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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!

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26 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Ray CFriday, September 20th, 2019 — 3:09pm PDT

    Sounds quite interesting

  2. Jessica Roberts-FarinaFriday, September 20th, 2019 — 3:29pm PDT

    I’ve followed Cristina’s work for years – she is one of the best in her field!

  3. Don MFriday, September 20th, 2019 — 8:08pm PDT

    It sounds like a fascinating presentation

  4. EileenFriday, September 20th, 2019 — 10:15pm PDT

    I’d LOVE to go to this!

  5. Katherine NaylorFriday, September 20th, 2019 — 11:09pm PDT

    What an amazing experience. I’d love to take my son.

  6. lindaSaturday, September 21st, 2019 — 8:55am PDT

    What a great lesson – take only what you need!

  7. Jason BSaturday, September 21st, 2019 — 1:39pm PDT


  8. ShaunSaturday, September 21st, 2019 — 4:46pm PDT

    Father daughter date sounds great

  9. RenateSaturday, September 21st, 2019 — 4:58pm PDT

    It would be great to attend this.

  10. Brittin OakmanSaturday, September 21st, 2019 — 5:20pm PDT

    This looks so interesting and inspiring! Would love to hear first hand about her adventures and her insight.

  11. SusanSunday, September 22nd, 2019 — 10:37am PDT

    Looks super interesting!

  12. bonnie lamMonday, September 23rd, 2019 — 8:29am PDT

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  13. AnaMonday, September 23rd, 2019 — 11:10am PDT

    I would love to take my dad here! Would be a fantastic show!

  14. ariel chiuMonday, September 23rd, 2019 — 9:04pm PDT

    would love to see this show!

  15. Adam SteeleMonday, September 23rd, 2019 — 9:05pm PDT

    this sounds like a great show, would love to go!

  16. GregWednesday, September 25th, 2019 — 1:27pm PDT

    Sounds very interesting

  17. Mike GismondiWednesday, September 25th, 2019 — 2:32pm PDT

    My son would love to go to this

  18. Angela GriffinWednesday, September 25th, 2019 — 2:33pm PDT

    I went to a NG show last year and it was great

  19. JillThursday, September 26th, 2019 — 12:27pm PDT

    My son would love this.

  20. NeenaThursday, September 26th, 2019 — 8:05pm PDT

    Sounds fascinating

  21. HershThursday, September 26th, 2019 — 8:21pm PDT

    Looks very interesting.

  22. Debbie SilvaThursday, September 26th, 2019 — 8:22pm PDT

    It looks like a fascinating film

  23. SusanThursday, September 26th, 2019 — 10:37pm PDT

    This would be amazing to take my photographer son to!

  24. Pauline WilkinsonFriday, September 27th, 2019 — 8:54am PDT

    Looks amazing

  25. wenFriday, September 27th, 2019 — 10:57am PDT

    This looks amazing!

  26. WesFriday, September 27th, 2019 — 11:29am PDT


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