The doors close on the Rupert dam: the diversion process is has begun and the river will change forever. It's a sad moment. Cree culture and the Legacy paddlers have been changed - and find hope. We examine the alternatives to damming rivers, with the hope that the mistakes of Rupert will not be repeated again. Ernest reflects on his voyage: his journey with his fellow Cree, his conversations with environmentalists and his experiences with Hydro-Quebec. We end with a new appreciation of the Cree's... [see more] relation to the river - and what they will need to do to prepare for the future, while remaining connected to their past.
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.