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Next Indiana Campfires Films: Muncie Launch Party

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Minnetrista

1200 North Minnetrista Parkway

Muncie, IN 47303

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Make a splash and join Indiana Humanities for the premiere of three new short films about the White River and the lives it touches.

Through the films, you’ll meet volunteers, artists, activists, farmers, engineers, developers, city officials, hikers and parents. You’ll paddle downstream with friends of the White River, tunnel under the city with Dig Indy, and soar overhead with the great blue herons of our region.

Again and again, you’ll see views of the river and perspectives on Central Indiana you never knew existed. We hope these films awaken new appreciation of the White River and spark meaningful conversations about its future.

At this premiere event in partnership with Minnetrista + Muncie Sanitary District you'll have a chance to view these films for the first time and to mix and mingle with film aficionados, nature lovers, and Central Indiana ambassadors. After the films, we'll have a Q&A with the filmmakers. Hors d'oeuvres and complimentary Upland Brewing Co. beers will be served.

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6:30 PM Reception with filmmakers
7:15 PM Film screening begins
8:00 PM Q&A with filmmakers

ABOUT THE FILMS AND FILMMAKERS

Braided with the Current by Katelyn Calhoun + Hannah Hodges
Katelyn Calhoun has spent the past five years in Indianapolis creating documentary content. Her most recent work includes the NUVO Newsweekly webseries Day Drinking with Rita, coverage of the Mohican 100 Trail Run, and assisting in the edit of Mabingwa, a documentary about environmental conservation in Kenya. She is currently in pre-production for an Appalachian Trail short documentary, (Tr)alias. Hannah Hodges co-founded and runs Hodges Marketing Solutions, a digital marketing agency, with her husband Mark. She is involved in the Indianapolis film community and has a variety of experience ranging from work on documentaries and narrative shorts to corporate videos and live events. Most of her favorite moments, both personally and professionally, occur outside enjoying nature.

Onward Ever: The Becoming of Indiana’s White River by Brandon Walsh
Brandon Walsh is an Indy-based video producer. His narrative short films have screened at a number of festivals across the Midwest, and he has made national award-winning commercial work with the advertising agency CVR.

White River: Perspectives by Hannah Lindgren
Hannah Lindgren is a visual storyteller and communications manager hailing from the northeast side of Indianapolis. She specializes in telling the stories of nonprofits, causes, small businesses and communities through short videos. This is her fourth documentary film. Hannah graduated from Ball State's TCOM program in 2013 and has previously produced a documentary film for WIPB-TV.

ABOUT NEXT INDIANA CAMPFIRES FILMS
Over the last year, Indiana Humanities has focused its award-winning Next Indiana Campfires program on the White River watershed and the larger question of how Hoosiers relate to water and to each other across watersheds. We’ve hiked and paddled the river and its feeder creeks, learning about the efforts to restore and conserve one of our state’s most significant waterways and considering how it connects urban, suburban and rural Hoosiers. To explore these connections further—and to document a particularly exciting moment for Indiana waterways—we also funded the creation of three short films about the White River.

In March, the full-length films and a discussion toolkit will be available online to help Hoosiers talk about the films with neighbors, students, friends and family. We’ll also be offering stipends to community groups that host public screenings and discussions of the films in 2019 and 2020.

Next Indiana Campfires Films were made possible in part thanks to funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Learn more at www.IndianaHumanities.org/CampfiresFilms

This event is free and open to the public, though advance registration is requested. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.


ABOUT INDIANA HUMANITIES
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org


ABOUT MINNETRISTA

Minnetrista is your year-round gathering place! Born out of the Ball family legacy, the home of the Ball jar, Minnetrista connects people, encourages engagement, and improves our community. There is always something new to discover at Minnetrista. From beautiful gardens, unique events, interactive exhibits, and engaging workshops, every adventure is unique and fun. www.minnetrista.net.


ABOUT MUNCIE SANITARY DISTRICT

The Muncie Sanitary District (MSD) was established in 1968 and is a leader in developing, promoting and improving the quality of life in our community and enhancing our neighborhoods by balancing today’s use of environmental, social and economic resources with the needs of tomorrow through sustainable practices. www.munciesanitary.org

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