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Streams of Knowledge

STREAMS OF KNOWLEDGE: This session shows the tales of a scientist and numerous indigenous leaders dedicated to safeguarding lands, waters, and culture for future generations.

Sponsored by American Prairie, Trout Unlimited, All Nations


Follow ecologist, educator, and author Dr. Judy Li into the world of caddisflies, the artisans of the aquatic world. With contagious passion, Judy shares how her childhood curiosity led to a career in freshwater science, and how she has found ways to share the joys of science with audiences of all ages.

TUHAYMANI'CHI PAL WANIQA (The Water Flows Always) - dir. Nils Cowan, Gina Milanovich

TUHAYMANI'CHI PAL WANIQA (The Water Flows Always) follows a father and daughter attempting to reconnect in a journey through their Indigenous roots in the ancient springs of the Mojave Desert, just as a new water-mining project threatens their very existence.

SCHOOL OF FISH- dir. Colin Arisman, Oliver Sutro

The lives of Indigenous people and salmon have been intertwined for thousands of years in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Today, kids must not only learn from their elders how to fish, but also how to fight. For the last century, corporations have sought to extract the wealth of this rich region. SCHOOL OF FISH offers an intimate portrait of one family's seasonal salmon rituals and their connection to the Bristol Bay Guide Academy, where local youth are empowered through fly-fishing to protect their homes.

KEEPERS OF THE LAND - dir. Deirdre Leowinata, Douglas Neasloss 

In the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, one nation is reclaiming the power they held for millennia. As the impacts of colonial exploitation take an increasing toll, the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation finds strength in its stories and culture, emerging as a stewardship leader in a new age of reconciliation in Canada.

Duration: 118 min

IWFF Shorts Block

Streams of Knowledge

Streams of Knowledge