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Return of the River
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Return of the River
Return of the River
John Gussman and Jessica Plumb - Port Townsend, WA - 83 min

The history and the story of the building of the Elwah Dam are chronicled in this Pacific Northwest epic. There are "villains," who are actually just ambitious people who want reasonable things (hydro-electric power and jobs for the people of Port Angeles), and "heroes," who want equally reasonable things (to set the Elwah River free, to allow the salmon, so critical to the health and well-being of the region, to spawn naturally, to return dignity to the indigenous people of the area).

By the time this documentary reaches its bracing conclusion, after charting 100 years of history and conflict, it is clear the story has only begun to be told. Framed by a beautifully written narration told from the point of view of the great Elwah itself, stunningly photographed and infused with a rare optimism, Return of the River will make you proud to live in the PNW.

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Sarah Menzies - Seattle, WA - 10 min
One surfer's nomadic lifestyle takes her to the pristine waves of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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