Power of the River
40th IWFF at the University of MT
Showings
UC Theater at the University of MontanaTue, Apr 18 3:00 PM
Free show at the UC Theater at the University of MT
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Film Info
Series:Free Admisison at the UC Theater
Run Time:73min
Release Year:2017
Country:USA
Hosted By:Cast member Bryant Dunn and Director Greg Hamilton in attendance
Sponsored By:Bhutan Foundation & UM Wildlife Biology Department
Special Concessions:Show at the UC Theater.
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Greg I. Hamilton
Description

Free Admission. Screening at the UC Theater.

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An adventure documentary from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. This little Buddhist nation, home to the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, faces urgent pressure to dam every last river. A man named "Good Karma" guides an expedition into the unknown to keep his country’s mightiest river wild and free. His trek features a first-ever fishing descent onto virtually unexplored whitewater, including Class IV+ rapids. Along the way, the team makes deep connections and explores stark contrasts with the people of Bhutan and those of neighboring India (whose thirst for electricity is driving a dam frenzy). In conjunction with the Bhutan Foundation and Vice President's Office of Research. "A cinematic adventure into the heart of wilderness, Power of the River captures the connection between people and the rivers that are our lifeblood." - Robert Redford "An adventure documentary from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.


This little Buddhist nation, home to the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, faces urgent pressure to dam every river. A man named ""Good Karma"" guides an expedition into the unknown to keep his country's mightiest river wild and free. Even as his countrymen are pulling away from their roots toward the electric lure of the city, Karma ""Good Karma"" Tshering guides foreigners deep into Bhutan's wilderness. There he shares the wisdom of his culture—the very last of the fading Himalayan kingdoms—hoping it's not too late to rekindle reverence for our planet's wildest places. Karma hopes to keep one, just one, of his country's rivers undammed. A Buddhist, he doesn't even fish. It's a dangerous expedition onto unexplored whitewater. He has a wife, a young son, and a new baby. So why? And what makes him think he can succeed? In a land founded by a saint who rode a flying tiger, in a place where happiness is a higher goal than money, perhaps anything is possible. Through the exploits of Karma and his hand-picked international expedition team, Power of the River will plunge to the heart of what most threatens Earth's wild spaces—and what will most likely save them.


www.poweroftherivermovie.com
Director Greg Hamilton and Subject Bryant Dunn in Attendance.

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