RIVER OF RENEWAL tells the story of conflict over the resources of California and Oregon's Klamath Basin. Over the years, different dominant groups have extracted its minerals, trees, and water with disastrous consequences, including the collapse of industries and of wild salmon populations. The film follows Jack Kohler, a Yurok/Karuk Indian who grew up in San Francisco, on a journey of self-discovery in the land of his ancestors. Jack learns about the ancient cultural traditions of his people and also their modern-day struggles to defend tribal rights and the Klamath River. RIVER OF RENEWAL documents protest and acts of civil disobedience as Indian tribes, farmers, and commercial fishermen defend their ways of life.
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