As a part of its environmental programming, Indiana Humanities will host a nine-city tour featuring six short documentaries about Indiana’s waterways as told by Hoosiers, reflecting their diverse relationships with water.
The tour will begin March 31 at 6 p.m. CST in New Harmony at the Atheneum.
“We’re excited to support these films that explore our relationships with Indiana’s waterways, as individuals and as communities,” Megan Telligman, Indiana Humanities director of programs, said in a press release. “We hope this work sparks conversation about our understanding of the natural world and humanity’s legacy on our planet.”
From improving water quality in the Blue River to supporting hellbender salamander habitats to the fading art of net making, the films explore issues of access and conservation, as well as the unique cultures that spring up around Indiana's waterways.
“Storytelling is how we can bridge divides and build empathy. By funding films about Indiana, Indiana Humanities is bringing those opportunities to the table for filmmakers,” filmmaker Hannah Lindgren said in the press release.
Featured films to be shown in New Harmony are as follows: “The Net Makers” by Hannah Lindgren; “Hellbender in the Blue” by Katelyn Calhoun; and “Land Val·ues” by Johnny Klemme and Ben Massie.
Showings are free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested, but seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CST. Select events will also include a panel featuring the filmmakers prior to the screening.
Those interested can register here.