This Week’s Snag Film: River Ways

The state of our lakes, rivers, and oceans is a hot topic in the news right now, so this week’s Snag Films documentary offering is especially prescient.  RIVER WAYS explores the lives of regular working people affected by the issue of four dams on Snake River in Eastern Washington.

Filmmaker Colin Stryker journeys to Washington state, where he chronicles the lives of everyday citizens struggling on either side of a divisive issue: whether to remove a series of hydroelectric dams from the Snake River. While groups of American Indians, environmentalists and fishermen advocate for removing the dams to replenish the local salmon population, farmers and other locals rely on the dams as an inexpensive source of electricity.


This Week’s Snag Film: The Yunnan Great Rivers Expedition

If you like the great outdoors, then you’ll love The Yunnan Great Rivers Expedition – a whitewater expedition through the upper Mekong, Salween and Yangtze rivers.  And this documentary has earned a five-star rating from Snag Films viewers!

In a remote corner of Southwest China, three of Asia’s greatest rivers plunge off the Tibetan Plateau through steep canyons in the Himalayas thousands of feet deep.  This stunningly beautiful film captures the incredible journey of a whitewater expedition, as it explores the upper Mekong, Salween and Yangtze rivers.  More than a wild adventure, the two-month expedition was an ambitious partnership with the Nature Conservancy and the Chinese government to help protect one of the most biodiverse and culturally diverse regions in the world.

From the Mekong River’s hidden Moon Gorge in the Himalayas to the towering canyon walls of the Yangtze River’s Great Bend, an odyssey of exploration and adventure and environmental activism.