49 Megawatts (2007)

Source: http://planetinfocus.org/festival/49-megawatts

An activist film about the fight to preserve our natural lands, 49 Megawatts reveals how the province of British Columbia is leasing its rivers to private power companies in order to meet the growing demand for energy. Filmmaker Bryan Smith gives a sombre view of the development of Canadian lands, and a community’s resistance to save it.

Bryan Smith is an adventure filmmaker out of Squamish, British Columbia. He directs and produces both whitewater and sea kayaking films. His first documentary

49 Megawatts has been acclaimed both for its amazing kayaking footage and for exposing the controversy over British Columbia’s river based energy production.

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