Waterways Film Tour to stop in Corydon
Harrison County Arts will host a special free screening of three original brief documentary films on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the nine-city Waterways Film Tour. The tour features six short documentary films funded by Indiana Humanities and focused on the state’s waterways. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
The films are part of the Unearthed initiative, Indiana Humanities’ multi-year environmental theme, and feature stories from across the state told by Hoosiers and highlighting their relationships with water. From improving the health of the Blue River to support the hellbender salamander habitat to the fading art of net making, the films explore issues of access and conservation, as well as the unique cultures that
Corydon-area residents might be especially interested in “Hellbender in the Blue,” a film by Katelyn Calhoun that focuses on efforts to improve the health of the Blue River, which runs through Southern Indiana and empties into the Ohio River, for the sake of the hellbender salamander, a slimy prehistoric-looking creature that’s an endangered species in Indiana.
A documentary filmmaker who highlights stories that spark empathy toward people and the planet, Calhoun has directed two other shorts about Indiana residents’ connection with the natural world, “Snag in the Plan” (2019) and “Braided with the Current” (2018). Her goal is to represent Indiana on a national and international level as she creates non-fiction films about communities all over the world.
The event will feature a question-and-answer session with Calhoun.
“We are excited to be part of this wonderful program. This is the first of an ongoing Film Series that will be part of Harrison County Arts Community Programming in our new location” said Julie Schweitzer, Harrison County Arts Director.
The films are recommended for viewers over the age of 12. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be offered.
Attendees are encouraged to follow Indiana Humanities on social media at @INhumanities for details and visit the venue’s website to review COVID-19 protocols closer to the event date.
Register to attend for free at https://harrisoncountyarts.org/indiana-humanities-waterways-film-tour/.
To view the film tour trailer, visit www.IndianaHumanities.org/Films.
For more information, contact Schweitzer by email at [email protected] or by calling 1-502-649-3320.