This film shares the inspiration and persistence that have kept the Lower
Elwha Klallam Tribe strong despite nearly a century of living with the
degrading effects of dams. It's hard to imagine a better experience than
hearing speakers of the Klallam language, seeing the river from its
headwaters to its mouth, and receiving wisdom of Tribal leaders and poets.
Robbie Mantooth, volunteer for Clallam County watersheds and North Olympic
Seeing the entire length of the Elwha River from the air was an interesting,
thought provoking film experience, especially in the context of the dams that
have kept wild salmon from accessing this spectacular system. Little
narration was provided, which seemed appropriate, adding weight to the
sobering appreciation of so much salmon habitat forsaken for nearly a century.
But what was said, by Klallam elders in their native language, was
William C. Patric
Rivers Without Borders