Yakona: Film Screening + Musical Performance
- Tuesday, October 06, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Alkek Library Teaching Theater
In celebration of this year's Common Experience theme, "Bridged Through Stories," University Seminar and the Common Reading Program will host a screening and musical performance of the award-winning film Yakona: Journey Through the Eyes of a River (2014). Yakona, meaning "rising water" in the Tonkawan language, is a visual journey through the clear waters of the San Marcos River and Spring Lake. The river has seen mastodons on its banks, the Native tribes of North America rise and fall, Spanish explorers seeking the fountain of youth and modern man building dams, theme parks, roads and bridges. The spring-fed waters harbor eight endangered species and support a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals that have remained relatively unchanged for millions of years. A discussion on sustainability and river stewardship will follow the film. The screening will feature a live performance of the film's musical score by Texas State student musicians, led by composer Justin Sherburn.
- Common Reading Program, University Seminar
- Common Experience
- Academic, Entertainment, Lectures, Music, Visual Arts
- Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students