The movie's on-screen partisans, who include former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, recommend that the most responsible action is to tear down several large dams and let nature and the subsequently unstopped rivers follow their natural courses. Those who want to preserve dams say they play a critical role in flood control, maintain the water supply and benefit shipping and recreation. Supporters furthermore argue that dams not only generate necessary and relatively clean energy but also provide work for people who would become unemployed if the dams were removed.
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Chouinard said he became focused on the downside of dams when Patagonia tried to reverse the ecological demise of the Ventura River, not far from the company's Southern California headquarters. Chouinard in the late s used Patagonia's name and money in newspaper ads to advocate for the removal of the Edwards Dam on Maine's Kennebec River; it was torn down in , and the native ecosystem gradually has been restored.
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He said he was inspired to make the movie out of frustration with the political process. Just like coal-fired power plants, Stoecker said, dams were an idea eclipsed by progress. Chouinard and Stoecker's timing was propitious, as three large dams were about to be razed, which had the potential of turning an inherently uncinematic topic — large cement structures that simply sit there — into a visual story.
But Chouinard and Stoecker, who served as one of the film's producers and directed its underwater photography, struggled to find a willing documentarian. Knight, who with Rummel had made smaller films about fishing, had two immediate concerns: He saw no way to make the issue compelling, and he worried about becoming a Patagonia shill. And it's not every day that a clothing company comes out to say it wants to make a documentary.
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As they kept considering the topic, though, Knight and Rummel were drawn to the idea of following a dam's destruction, and using that event as the film's organizing principle. Enjoy unlimited streaming on Prime Video.
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