UPSTREAM BATTLE

  • A film by Ben Kempas
  • Produced by Joachim Schroeder, Preview Production
  • 52, 58 or 97 minutes

THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE LARGEST-EVER DAM REMOVAL PROJECT

Native Americans on the Klamath River fight for their fish – against an energy corporation. Their struggle may trigger thelargest dam removal project in history.

Festivals & awards

  • Toronto International Film Festival (North American premiere)
  • Winner of Human Rights Award sponsored by OSCE at Dokufest in Kosovo
  • Winner of Grand Jury Prize: EarthVision Environmental Film Award at the Santa Cruz Film Festival
  • Nominated for the Al Gore Reel Current Award, judged by the former Vice President himself
  • Winner of Best Environmental Film at the Czech festival Water Sea Oceans
  • Second Place at Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska
  • 30 other international film festivals

Broadcasters & other funders

  • ARTE (France & Germany)
  • BR (Germany)
  • Al Jazeera English (worldwide)
  • FFF Bayern
  • HFF München
  • expressive.tv

For an overdose of 'fishy' laurels, have a look at the archived site www.upstreambattle.com. For more up-to-date information about the dam removal campaign, check out the film's Facebook page which is still regularly updated.

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