Return of the River

PRESENTED BY: Sno-King Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Saturday, May 16, 2015 PST
Location: Edmonds, WA (click for map)

“Return of the River” follows a group of strong-minded committed people as they attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town and eventually the nation to bring a dam down. The community comes to a consensus, setting the Elwha River free and showing the way to more sustainable future. Amid grim environmental news, “Return of the River” is a film infused with hope.

The film features people and perspectives on all sides of the Elwha debate, reflecting the many voices of the Elwha valley.  For more information on the film, go to:

Following the showing, there will be refreshments and then a discussion with co-director of the film  John Gussman.  He writes, “Fundamentally, the Elwha River is a story about people and the land they inhabit. The film captures the tenacity of individuals who would not give up on a river, mirroring the tenacity of salmon headed upstream to spawn. It is a narrative with global ramifications, exploring the complex relationship between communities and the environment that sustains them.”

Special Guests: John Gussman

Sponsors: Peace & Justice Committee, Edmonds UU Church; Snohomish County Peace Action; Social Action Ministry, Shoreline UU Church

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Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 70 minutes

Director: Co-Directors: John Gussman & Jessica Plumb

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  1. Bill King
    #1 Bill King Author 17 May, 2015, 14:41

    The event was a great success with a full house in Chapman Hall. John was there to answer questions and Judy did a great job as emcee.

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