15-0317 Return of the River
Produced by Elwafilm LLC
Categories as a finalist: Marian Zunz Emerging Filmmaker, Writing, Project Impact Award
Return of the River is a film conceived and created by two first-time feature filmmakers, John Gussman and Jessica Plumb. The project began in 2010 when cinematographer John Gussman decided to drop his still photography work, and focus on documenting a story unfolding in a valley he has hiked, fished and photographed for decades. Seeing people work to repair nature, rather than exploit it, inspired him to document the healing of a river he loves.