In recent history, the Cree people of James Bay have been displaced by hydro projects, forced into residential schools and hit by rapid change. Through it all, the Cree have maintained their culture by reconnecting with the land. But now that land is in jeopardy. In Old Nemaska, people are rebuilding a community displaced by a hydro project that never happened, only to discover they're building on a shifting foundation, with the river about to change forever. Cree culture has endured years of colonialism... [see more] and huge-scale development. Will the river be as resilient? Will it survive this rapid environmental change?
Down the Mighty River is an intimate and moving portrait of the river and its people, land, wildlife and the cultural and environmental impacts of one of the most environmentally destructive mega projects in the western hemisphere.