We Live by the River

Karin Williams | 2010 | 2 min.

2011 Official Selection

Native nations of the Yukon River basin join forces to heal the watershed from a century of harm. Enlisting the cooperation of scientists and polluters, indigenous tribes adopted a revolutionary approach to restoring their waters, lands and wildlife damaged by contamination from military, mining and municipal sources. Shot over a period of ten years in the far north of Canada and Alaska, the film follows the birth and growth of a grassroots environmental justice movement that has become a global model for ecosystem protection.