On a soggy May morning, Bruce Ely and Jamie Francis stuffed a Chevy Blazer and set off east. Among the cameras, tripods and camping gear was a shared dream of creating a beautiful and lasting film from the Columbia River. The result — “Columbia River: Great river of the West” — is the product of a four-month search, a quest to discover the unseen. Along the way, they learned that the Columbia unifies and divides, provides and provokes, but also sustains and defines us.

To see more videos and learn more about the project: ORne.ws/columbiariver

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