River of Renewal
chronicles the ongoing battle over the resources of Northern Californiaís and Oregonís Klamath Basin. For its American Indian filmmaker, this is a journey of self-discovery as he uncovers the elemental bond between California native tribes, the river, and its legendary denizen, the salmon. The film reveals how different dominant groups over the generations have extracted resources from the Klamath Basin with disastrous consequences including the collapse of wild salmon populations. River of Renewal shows the collision between sustainability and exploitation of our precious and diminishing resources. The outcome may be the largest dam removal project in history and the restoration of a once vital river.
Educational Resources: Viewer Discussion Guide
Program Length: 57 minutes
Production Staff: Jack Kohler (Karuk/Yurok/Hoopa) & Stephen Most
Production Company: Pikiawish Partners, Specialty Studios
Public Broadcast Release: November 2009
fishing, Klamath Basin, environmental, Oregon