Power of the River
- Adventure, Anthropology, Sports, Environment, and Nature
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.
- Running time
- 74, 53 or 83 minutes
- 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
- Prod. Co.
- All Get Out Productions, LLC
- United States
- Years of Production
- Bhutan, India, Thailand, USA
- Release year
- DocuWest, Breckenridge
- Best Colorado Feature (DocuWest 2016)
- English (USA)
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