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National Geographic Live: Cristina Mittermeier

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Date:
Thursday, January 31
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
Website:
bushnell.org/

Mexican born marine biologist and 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.