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The 25th Annual Festival: Land and Culture

This year, the Festival is about human relationships to land. Culturally, land is never just soil and terrain. It is roamed or owned, wilderness or property. Land can have borders or be a path to different realms. Ideas of mother nature, son or daughter of the soil, the fatherland, and heaven, earth and underworld, for example, show how intimately our understanding of land is intertwined with ways of thinking about cosmology, ecology, society, and personal and national identity.

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