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Sooke - Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Wednesday 11 February
Co-presented with Sierra Club of B.C.
This film is from the U.S. where there is a change in the national attitude towards the damming of rivers from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that the future is bound to the life and health of rivers. Dams are coming down in the U.S. and several dammed rivers and their ecosystems are being restored to their natural states.
Not so in B.C. where the provincial government has just approved creation of the Site C dam on the Peace River which will flood over 100 kilometers of prime farmland found on the river valley bottomland, sever the Yellowstone to Yukon wildlife corridor and flood First Nations heritage sites.
Post-screening discussion will be lead by Ana Simeon, Peace Valley campaigner from Sierra Club of B.C.