El Ojo del Agua: Sacred Springs, Sacred Stories

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On Monday, June 4th, URBAN-15’s Hidden Histories series returns with a focus on San Antonio’s sacred headwaters—particularly the stories, poems, songs, and other artistic expressions inspired by the springs for millennia among the diverse peoples. Facilitated by Sister Martha Ann Kirk of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and Isaac Cardenas, Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan elder, this discussion will feature archival footage of the springs at peak flow; premiere URBAN-15’s performance at the Blue Hole for last year’s Global Water Dances; and include commentary by Steven Schauer of the San Antonio River Authority.

As part of the city’s calendar of Tricentennial arts activities, Hidden Histories is a monthly, magazine-format video series that pursues and preserves the stories, lives, and places that make San Antonio an inspiring cultural treasure. Over the course of 2018, Hidden Histories will premiere 12 monthly screenings live in our studio, free of charge. Each screening highlights archival interviews with community leaders; significant performances by musicians, dancers and poets; interactions with working artists; lost documentaries; forgotten narrative films; and vintage discussions of important community issues. Live screenings are supplemented by interviews and discussions with participants, family members of those featured, and field experts. Following each live screening, video segments are archived online for 24/7 access.

For more information on the Hidden Histories series, or to view previous installments, please visit http://hiddenhistories.tv/

All live and online screenings of Hidden Histories are free of charge. Live screenings take place at the URBAN-15 studio (2500 S. Presa 78210) at 7pm on the first Monday of the month. Online screenings can also be viewed live at https://urban15.org/live-stream. Afterwards, episodes are archived online at http://hiddenhistories.tv/watch/

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