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Power of the River

Expedition to the Heart of Water in Bhutan

Videos

Official Trailer

Overview

Genre
Adventure, Anthropology, Sports, Environment, and Nature
Synopsis

In the country with the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, where the king values the happiness of his people above the money they make, a threat is looming. Bhutan's number one revenue source is hydropower; current quotas with India would require damming every last river. A man named "Good Karma" guides an expedition into the unknown to keep his country’s mightiest river wild and free.

Even as his countrymen are pulling away from their pastoral roots toward the electric lure of the city, Karma Tshering guides foreigners deep into Bhutan's wilderness. There he shares the wisdom of his culture—the very last of the fading Himalayan kingdoms—hoping it's not too late to rekindle reverence for our planet's wildest places. He has assembled an international expedition team to make a case for whitewater rafting and flyfishing (for a 'fish of kings') as alternatives to yet another monolithic megadam. Karma dreams of keeping one, just one, of his country's rivers wild and free.

Stage
finished
Running time
74, 53 or 83 minutes

Credits

  • Greg I Hamilton ... Writer, Director, Producer
  • Matthew Whalen ... Director of Photography
  • Jocelyne Chaput ... Editor
  • Stefan Smulovitz ... Composer, Original Score
  • Tshering "Paco" Penjore ... Second Unit Camera

Production Details

Prod. Co.
All Get Out Productions, LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2013-2016
Locations
Bhutan, India, Thailand, USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Festivals
DocuWest, Breckenridge
Awards
Best Colorado Feature (DocuWest 2016)
Language
English (USA)

Photos

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