UPSTREAM BATTLE

a film by Ben Kempas

UPSTREAM BATTLE

Germany | 2008

Synopsis
Native Americans in Northern California fight for their fish and
the survival of their culture. An energy corporation is messing
up their river with a series of hydro-power dams, contributing
to one of the worst fish die-offs in U.S. history. To confront
their opponents, tribal members first travel to Scotland, then to
the second-richest man in the United States. The dam owners
praise hydro-power as a low-cost, climate-friendly source of
energy, a valuable resource they say they couldn't afford to lose.
Yet, the tribes at the Klamath River may trigger the largest dam removal project in history. A long-term
documentary with incredible access to tribal members, utility managers, and farmers in the basin - all
fighting for water.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Ben Kempas
Original Languages

German

German

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