Apr 07, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Screening of 6 original short films set for April 7 at Taggart Amphitheatre
Indiana Humanities-commissioned films by Hoosier filmmakers focus on Indiana waterways

Indiana Humanities is hosting a free outdoor screening of six short documentary films about Indiana’s waterways. The films created by Hoosier filmmakers will be featured on the screen at Taggart Memorial Amphitheatre on April 7.

A part of the Unearthed initiative, Indiana Humanities’ multiyear environmental theme, the films feature stories from across the state told by Hoosiers highlighting their diverse relationships with water.

From improving the health of the Blue River for the sake of the hellbender salamander to celebrating the fading art of net making, and from following a troop of Girl Scouts on a mission to exploring the cultural impact of the Calumet River, the films explore issues of access and conservation, as well as the unique cultures that spring up around Indiana’s waterways.

“We’re excited to support these films that explore our relationships with Indiana’s waterways, as individuals and as communities,” says Megan Telligman, Indiana Humanities director of programs. “We hope this work sparks conversation about our understanding of the natural world and humanity’s legacy on our planet.”

The six short films included in the tour are The Net Makers by Hannah Lindgren; Hellbender in the Blue by Katelyn Calhoun; Land Val·ues by Johnny Klemme and Ben Massie; Cast Outby Will Wertz; Calumet: The Region’s River by Samuel Love and Raymar Brunson; and Water Scouts by Turner Fair and Anna Zanoni.

“My goal was to present an intimate portrait of individuals whose lives and livelihoods are strongly connected to two of the major waterways in our state. As the daughter of people who are passionate about history, and having studied anthropology myself, I wanted to capture the story behind a traditional art that is quickly being lost to time,” said Indy-based filmmaker Hannah Lindgren.

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