A River Runs Through Us

Carla Pataky, Lori Pottinger | 2011 | 23 min.

2012 Official Selection

“Rivers are life” is the unifying theme motivating activists in the global movement to protect rivers from the ravages of big dams. A River Runs Through Us offers a personal and hopeful introduction to one of the biggest threats facing many rivers today, as told by the people at the forefront of the global dam-fighting movement. The documentary describes how climate change will affect rivers and dams; what happens to communities affected by large dams, and what kinds of solutions exist that preserve our life-giving waterways while meeting our needs for energy and water.