Romanian Film-maker and anthropologist Oana Ivan will show her film “Lives Among Waters” at the Woods Hole Public Library. This documentary, which runs 90 minutes, was released in 2016. This is its first screening in the United States.
Ms. Ivan spent 7 years studying and filming the people of Sfantu Gheorghe, a fishing village located in the Danube Delta of Romania, after it was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The film focuses on the inhabitants’ adjustment to social and economic changes, especially since 1991 when their fishing grounds were turned into the Reserve. Based on the film-maker’s PhD thesis in anthropology, and focused on the consequences of tourism and conservation policies, this documentary tries to unveil the daily lives of the fishermen and their families who struggle to survive among the Delta’s waters.
The film is free and open to the public. The audience is asked to enter the Library at 581 Woods Hole Road through the lower entrance, which is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.