Seeking the Current

Nicolas Boisclair and Alexis de Gheldere collaborate with Quebecois film star Roy Dupuis for this scathing critique of Hydro Quebec's Romaine River initiative — a plan to construct four dams along the 500-kilometre waterway. It's also a story of devolution from social democratic ideals to greed and environmental destructiveness. Framed by the filmmakers' 2008 canoe journey down the Romaine, this movie details the history of Quebec's energy industry, the environmental costs of the new project and a wealth of practical, profitable alternatives to hydroelectricity. It goes well beyond critique to a detailed vision of a better future for the land.

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