The Sacramento, at Current Speed

Tom Bartels, Round House Productions, Mitch Dion | 2019 | 38 min.

2020 Official Selection

IN PERSON: Tom Bartels (Co-producer) Mitch Dion (Co-producer), Rudy Petschek (Boatman)

The Sacramento River is a workhorse, hemmed in by freeways, channelized for agriculture and drinking. But there is a hidden river, where you can launch a boat and float 300 miles to the sea. This is a place of surprising beauty, home to otter, eagle, osprey and endangered salmon. Can this river be a model for balancing human needs with a natural ecosystem?

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