‘Return of the River’ screening, 11/19/2014, 6:30 PM

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‘Return of the River’ screening
DATE Wednesday, November 19, 2014
TIME 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PST
WHERE Elwha Klallam Heritage Center
401 E. First St.
Port Angeles, WA
CATEGORY Arts & Entertainment, Classes & Lectures, Family
AUDIENCE Kids, Teens, Singles, College Students, Dads, Moms, Seniors, Families
COST By donation
CONTACT NAME Suzie Bennett
CONTACT EMAIL suzie.bennett@elwha.org
CONTACT PHONE 3604178545
NOTES “Return of the River” offers a story of hope and possibility amid grim environmental news. It is a film for our time: an invitation to consider crazy ideas that could transform the world for the better. It features an unlikely success story for environmental and cultural restoration.
Fundamentally, the Elwha River in Washington State is a story about people and the land they inhabit. The film captures the tenacity of individuals who would not give up on a river, mirroring the tenacity of salmon headed upstream to spawn. It is a narrative with global ramifications, exploring the complex relationship between communities and the environment that sustains them.
The camera soars over mountain headwaters, dives into schools of salmon, and captures turbines grinding to a halt; as the largest dam removal project in history begins. The film features people and perspectives on all sides of the Elwha debate, reflecting the many voices of the Elwha valley.
The Director will be available for a Q&A after the film.
MORE http://www.elwhafilm.com/index.htm

1 Comment

  1. HerbS

    ‘WEST OF HERE’ A must read book to balance this story.
    Author: by Jonathan Evison.

    If you are a fan of Western Washington history, specifically Clallam Co, Port Angeles, the Elwha Damn you will LOVE this book. The author transports you into two time slots. The era when the dam was built, settlers of Port Angeles and the relations of the two Clallam tribes. (Lower Elwha and Jamestown) The second era is the recent present –before the dam was to be removed. Port Bonita, the dam itself and many Port Angeles business are renamed, but are very identifiable. I suspect this was to prevent lawsuits from the not too innocent and the sometimes unflattering descriptions that are made.

    My favorite being “On Port Angeles or the vacant Walt-Mart … “looking out across the expanse of empty parking lot. It’s funny how something can keep getting bigger even after it’s dead.

    WEST OF HERE is a BOOK for our time: “an invitation to consider crazy ideas that could transform the world for the better.”

    The building of this damn was a pivot center stone for Port Angeles, Mills and the growth of the area. The book featured a cast of unforgettable characters, heady themes and magnificent dreams and it too reflected many voices … all that work became mere rubble.


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