Shows the work of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams in making the Columbia River a source of hydroelectric power. Depicts other uses of the river, such as shipping and irrigation and as a fishing bed for salmon.
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I cringed whenever they talked about salmon - how the ladders would enable the fish to zip right past the dams, how the salmon canneries were the major industry of the region. Not any more, the dams have wiped out the salmon runs. Especially poignant were the Indians fishing at Celilo Falls.
Another colour film from Coronet's later period, when it tried to get out of the shadow of just being a Social Guidance film maker and make more EB quality films. In this case, we have a focus on the Columbia river, which is a good exploration on the many paths the river takes. Although EB quality it does have some nice cinematography and is a curio in the Coronet pantheon.
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