Results: – 2 Dams Removed – Ecosystem Restoring.
Film about why ecosystem restoration and dam removal would be advantageous and successful convinces waterfront mill town to support the Elwha River and Fisheries Restoration Act of 1992, the National Park Service and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.
101 Minute Feature Documentary Film and Series of Fine Art Photo Exhibits of Aerial Photography titled “Over the Elwha” explain physical processes of dam removal, the history of injustice to indigenous peoples, and expose local debate to public scrutiny nationally via Public Television.
Narrated by Gary Farmer and filmed in Washington State, “Unconquering the Last Frontier,” explores the causes and effects of the ongoing salmon crisis in the Pacific Northwest, focusing on the Elwha River. Unconquering the last Frontier tells the story of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe’s struggle to survive in the shadow of hydropower development.
The film has been honored by film festivals around the world. It is in use by such notable universities as Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and the University of Washington. It is in the collection of the Smithsonian/NMAI.
This 101 minute feature film version offers a multi-dimensional view of the landmark restoration effort on the Elwha River.
Produced, Written and Directed by Robert Lundahl.
Supervising Producer, Chris Simon.
Cinematography by Robert Lundahl.
Location Audio, Peter Bettendorf, Scot Charles.
Film editing, Robert Lundahl.
Assistant Editor, Scott Griffin.
Video editor Chris Simon.
Full credits upon request.
Featuring Bosco Charles, Bea Charles, Adeline Smith.
©Robert Lundahl, RL | A, 1993-2014.