11 April 2019 at 6pm to 8pm
Location: University of South Wales, Cardiff Campus, The ATRiuM - Theatre, 86-88 Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN
The 13th Annual Storytelling Symposium at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling on the theme of Storytelling and the Environment will open on Thurs., Apr. 11 at the University of South Wales Atrium Campus, with a special screening of the documentary “The Anthropologist.” Dr. Susie Crate, noted environmental anthropologist at George Mason University and the primary subject of the documentary, will present and answer questions following the screening.
The film follows Susie and her daughter Katie Yegorov-Crate over the course of five years, as they travel to places all over the world where climate change is having a dramatic effect. Susie and Katie work with people in Siberia, the South Pacific, the Andes, and the nearby Chesapeake Bay, who struggle to reconfigure how and where they live. In Siberia, where Susie met Katie’s father while doing research, Katie’s relatives can no longer farm on land they’ve occupied for generations. Katie’s roots are also threatened by the inhospitable soil.
“I don’t think we can change the world,” counsels Susie. “I think that we change, and that changes the world.” Katie’s plan as she sets out on her own will test her mother’s teaching.
Read a review of the film from the NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/movies/the-anthropologist-review.html
The film screening takes place on Thurs. 11 Apr. at 6pm in CAB 004, the main auditorium at the Atrium on Adam St., Cardiff. The event is open for all, and there is no need to sign up in advance.