Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Feb
21
2017
A River Between Us

A River Between Us

  • Tuesday
    February 21, 2017
    6:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Children's Museum
    4015 SW Canyon Road
    Portland, Oregon 97221

Join our Preserve Planet Earth and Peacebuilders committees for a special screening of the documentary A River Between Us. Refreshments will be provided.

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A River Between Us documents the largest river restoration project in American history. Nearly three hundred miles in length, flowing from southern Oregon to northern California, the vast communities of the Klamath River have been feuding over its water for generations, and as a result, bad blood has polluted their river and their relationships equally.

A River Between Us examines the complicated history of this conflict: how anger, fear and distrust have undermined the Klamath’s communities for decades. Balancing the sheer beauty of the river’s surface with its underlying ills of injustice and inequality, the film focuses on the personal stories of a group of individuals who finally chose to put the past behind them and came together to create a historic water rights compromise for the good of all.

Most importantly, this documentary provides the solution to ending this generations-old conflict:

IN ORDER TO SAVE A RIVER, YOU MUST FIRST HEAL A PEOPLE