The Voice of a River

Monica Gonzalez, Jarvis Smith, Carlos Gonzalez, Krono Lescano | 2021 | 11 min.

2022 Official Selection

In 1979, Mark Dubois became a symbol of conservation and proof of how the power of resolve in one man can bring about change to our world when he was willing to sacrifice his life for the life of a river. The Voice of a River is the telling of this resolve 42 years later, after Mark made national headlines for chaining himself to a rock behind the New Melones Dam in protest of the threatened Stanislaus River scheduled to be flooded. The catalyst of legislation that eventually followed, saving numerous rivers thereafter, is testament to how humble actions can transform into larger movements that may preserve our global climatic future.

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