KWADACHA BY THE RIVER will have its World Premiere screening at Water Docs 2018. Join us to see this film at our "Damned Dams" screening on Friday, April 13th at 6:00 pm.
Kwadacha by the River (2017, CANADA)
In the late 1960’s, the Kwadacha First Nation were flooded out of their Northern BC territory by the W.A.C. Bennett Dam - one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the world. Without warning, hundreds of cemeteries and village sites were destroyed. Thousands of animals drowned, causing near-starvation in the community. Many people too have drowned; in waters rendered dangerous and unnavigable. Ironically, Kwadacha does not benefit from the dam -- relying instead on a diesel generator so costly, that many cannot afford electricity. With neighbouring communities at risk from the construction of a new dam, it’s time for Kwadacha to tell their story.