Upstream Battle Trailer (2009)

Trailer for the documentary Upstream Battle.

A coalition of Native Americans battle to force the removal of dams owned by billionaire Warren Buffett that have devastated the salmon population on California's Klamath River. The hydro-power dams contributed to one of the worst fish die-offs in U.S. history and continue to turn the water into a toxic soup. 'If the fish are sick, we're sick,' says Merv George of the Hoopa Tribe. To rescue their river and save their culture, Merv and his combatants first travel to Scotland, then to the 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 may soon trigger the largest dam removal project in history.

Duration
3 min 4 sec

Views
6,012

Posted On
June 03, 2010
Director
Ben Kempas

Writer
Ben Kempas

Studio
Independent

Release
February 17, 2009
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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