Festivals bring people together in celebration of a shared, culturally significant interest. Our audiovisual arts festivals center around a critical issue impacting an artisanal fishing community and work with local students to find solutions. Students participate in photography, stop-motion animation, street art and storytelling workshops that transmit our deep interconnectedness with the environment. In the spirit of citizen science, dialogue daylights issues fisher communities face from water scarcity to overfishing. 

 

 

Local students, fishermen, marine biologists, policy makers, marine managers and artists collaborate in a weeklong celebration of ocean and human health, establishing space for a dialogue relaying relevant scientific data and local traditional knowledge in creative ways. 

 

Students participate in photography, stop-motion animation, street art and storytelling workshops that transmit our deep interconnectedness with the marine environment.

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Women & Water is a gender-responsive water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) project for healthy artisanal fishing villages. Through water sports, participatory audiovisual arts, and wellness workshops, this festival engages local daughters and their mothers as key agents in water management while building inner to outer strength.