Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival 2020

Program 13 - PUBLIC LANDS

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A young scientist from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in the Pacific Northwest chronicles the largest dam removal in history in this heart-warming story of transformation and restoration.

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  • Runtime
    8 minutes
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  • Country
  • Premiere
    February 8, 2018
  • Note
    Director Biography - Jessica Plumb: Jessica Plumb is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. She is the Producer, Co-Director and writer of Return of the River, a feature documentary about the largest dam removal in history, recognized with a dozen festival awards, including "Best Storytelling" by the International Wildlife Film Festival and reviewed as "hell-raising documentary filmmaking at its best". Her short video art films and multi-channel installations, best described as video poetry, have screened in galleries and theaters throughout the United States and internationally, most recently at the Kumho Museum of Art in South Korea. Plumb also directs a video production company that creates short films for clients, with a focus on storytelling for artists and non-profit organizations. Her freelance articles have been published in the Boston Sunday Globe, Christian Science Monitor and elsewhere. Before making a home on the Olympic Peninsula in 2000, she worked in Boston and Beijing, and served as interim editor of the Yale China Review. Plumb holds a B.A. from Yale University and an interdisciplinary MFA from Goddard College.
  • Director
    Jessica Plumb
  • Screenwriter
    Jessica Plumb
  • Producer
    Jessica Plumb
  • Executive Producer
    David Elisco
  • Cast
    Cameron Macias, Kim Sager-Fradkin