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Re-Imagining Water


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Water is essential to life, yet we often take it for granted. We are entering an era when we can no longer do that. Becoming aware of water issues in our local regions, in our nation and on the planet is now essential to our well - being.

This site will expand your water awareness through links to varied resources. It will also show you how to help preserve water, our essential resource.


Re-Imagining Water Blog:

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Food and Water Watch.org:

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Re-Imagining Water: An Evening of Water Wisdom and Art

Friday 11-11-11 at 7:30 p.m.
Community School of Music & Art, Ithaca, NY

Open yourself to new worlds of water through art, music, film and animation. These poetic and profound water sources will provide insights that help us re-imagine our relationship with this essential resource so we can preserve and respect it, rather than take water for granted.

This evocative evening will feature Mara Alper’s video art Sacred Waters of Bali, live music by Joe Smellow and Ephemera, documentary excerpts, animation, political humor and compelling water works by renowned artists and writers, including poet Mary Oliver, glass artist Dale Chihuly and a live Afro-Cuban dance to a water goddess.

For more information about this presentation in Ithaca or at your venue, contact Mara Alper.

Mara Alper will present a workshop on “Creating Media about Environmental Issues” at the Global Social Change Film Festival in New Orleans in April, 2012. It will use water issues as an example. She will also be a panelist on Environmental Issues and Media. www.socialchangefilmfestival.org

Water = Life online course offered again in Summer 2012 at Ithaca College. In this class, we will use film, literature and the internet to examine water as an essential element exploring questions such as: Why do all ancient cultures have flood stories? Why is water an important part of many religious rituals?  Why is water considered 'Blue Gold'? We will use perspectives from the arts, humanities and sciences, and also focus on the global politics of water and sustainability. Online videocasts, podcasts, international guest lecturers and discussions will link students and experts. It is an asynchronous class that can be done from anywhere with online access. No pre-reqs. 3 cr. CLTC 22100 - Water = Life

Contact via this website for registration information.