Dam Removal In Action.


Return of the River

documentary infused with hope, Return of the River explores an unlikely victory for environmental justice and restoration.

Return of the River tells the story the largest dam removal in history, on the Elwha River in Washington State. The film explores an extraordinary community effort to set the river free, and set the stage for return of the salmon run. Told by an ensemble cast of characters, Return of the River offers hope amid grim environmental news, chronicling a dramatic success story that has drawn international attention to the Olympic Peninsula.

2014 | 111min | USA | Directed by John Gussman, Jessica Plumb

Visit the film website for film viewing options: https://elwhafilm.com

Watch the trailer