Hadza: The Roots of Equality | Closing Reception

Join us for an evening of talks on egalitarian society with award-winning photographers and journalists Jon Cox, Katrin Redfern and Andrew Stern. A silent auction will also be held, with all proceeds to benefit the Bonobo society, to help secure land rights for the Hadza tribe. There will also be a screening of the documentary The Hadza: Last of the First. Watch the trailer below:

One of the last true hunter-gatherer tribes, the East African Hadza try to maintain their sustainable lifestyle. They have lived on their land near the Rift Valley in Tanzania for over 50,000 years. Like other indigenous peoples around the globe, the Hadza now face grave challenges to their way of life.

Jon Cox is a National Geographic Explorer, an assistant professor in the Department of Art at the University of Delaware, Board Member of the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania and Board member of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research. Cox’s latest published work was a six-year collaborative documentary book project with hunter-gatherers in Tanzania titled Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires. Cox is a co-recipient of a National Geographic - Genographic Legacy Fund Grant to support his current collaborative cultural mapping initiative with the Ese’Eja hunter-gatherers living in the Amazonia basin of Peru.

Katrin Redfern is a journalist and producer who has reported internationally on human rights, anti-trafficking, and corruption. She has written for the BBC, The Daily Beast, The Indypendent, Huffington Post, and The Phnom Penh Post among others. She has produced film (two Sundance Film Festival Official Selections), theater (five Tony Award nominations), radio, and podcasts, from science news to a series of international radio drama. Katrin is also an award-winning fiction writer and playwright and a longtime activist focusing on labor issues. She holds a BA from the Institute for Social Ecology, an MA from the University of Sussex and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Andrew Stern is a photographer and journalist whose work has taken him to the planet's farthest reaches on many projects. His primary areas of concentration are social and political issues, but he has also photographed campaigns for many leaders of industry and technology. His work has won numerous awards and has appeared in Harpers, The New York Times, Readers Digest, The Guardian and many other publications both domestically and internationally. He was a 2014 co-recipient of an Open Society Foundation grant for Water Warriors, a traveling exhibition and film on indigenous resistance to fracking (Big Sky Film Festival Official Selection). He is also a founder of the photography and film stages Starr Street Studios and Be Electric Studios Brooklyn.

For questions, please contact Katrin Redfern / 929.264.9300.