Unconquering the Last Frontier: The Epic Story of the Damming and Undamming of the Elwha River
101 Minute Feature Documentary Film.
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 is the rarely screened 101 minute feature film version; it is a multi-dimensional view of this landmark restoration effort and represents an important contribution to American documentary cinema.
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, 2002-2013.