Videos, Short Films, and Documentaries:

North American Megadam Resistance Alliance webinars, short films, interviews, and footage

People of a Feather – an award-winning documentary produced by Joel Heath featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic. This documentary dives into the Inuit’s relationship with Eider duck and how this relationship has been disrupted by massive hydroelectric dams built to power New York and Eastern North America.

The Roar of the Marañón – A brand-new documentary about the megadams planned for the Marañón River, the source of the Amazon.

Napangunnaqullusi: So That You Can Stand – This film provides a behind-the-scenes perspective to the negotiations, and provides an important perspective for Nunavik youth to understand what leaders such as Charlie Watt, Zebedee Nungak, the late Mark R. Gordon, along with the Inuit team of negotiators, and the entire Nunavik region went through at the time.

Undamming the Hudson River – Undamming the Hudson River is a short documentary film by National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster showcasing Riverkeeper’s efforts to restore natural habitat by eliminating obsolete dams throughout the Hudson River Estuary.

The end of mega dams – Mega hydropower dams block natural river flow which impacts both wildlife and people but we can choose where our energy comes from.

DamNation: The Problem with Hydropower – This film explores the evolution of our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of wild rivers.

Break the Ice for Arctic Wildlife – New York City Campaign Video – Inuit Elders, scientists and policy shakers will descend on New York City this fall to share Inuit culture, discuss the cumulative impacts of hydroelectric developments on sea ice ecosystems, and propose solutions that work with the seasons of the hydrological cycle.

The Other End of the Line: Hydropower in Northern Manitoba – Manitobans are plugged into a huge northern hydropower system. Their TV’s, toasters, and indeed our daily lives depend on the electricity produced by remote dams. But at the far end of the transmission lines lies a reality few of us ever see.

Chercher le courant – La Romaine hydroelectric complex (in French language)

“Something Is Wrong Here”: An Interview with Sarah Cox About Damming Canadian Rivers for Hydroelectricity

Making it Real: A Forum on Energy and Climate. Waterbury, Vermont August 12, 2018.


Lisa Moore & Stephen Crocker. Muskrat Falls: How a Mega Dam Became a Predatory Formation

John Michael Greer. The Wealth of Nature. Economics as if Survival Mattered. New Society. 2011.

Patrick McCully. Silenced Rivers. The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams. London: Zed. 1996.

Jasques Leslie. Deep Water: the Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment. FSG. 2005.

Boyce Richardson. Strangers Devour the Land. Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green. Reprint 1991.

Marie Wadden. Nitassinan: The Innu Struggle to Reclaim their Homeland. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1991.