Produced by: Elwhafilm LLC
Writer: Jessica Plumb
Finalist in: Writing
Return of the River explores the largest dam removal and river restoration project on the planet. The film follows a coalition of people who attempt the impossible: to change the opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring two dams down. A divided community comes to consensus, launching an unprecedented restoration effort.
A documentary infused with hope, Return of the River offers inspiration amid grim environmental news, showing how an idea moved from "crazy" to celebrated reality. Reviewed as "hell-raising documentary filmmaking at its best", Return of the River has been recognized with a dozen festival awards.