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Power ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB527296
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Glen Salzman, Mark Zannis, Katherine Buck, Don Haig
Directors:  Magnus Isacsson
Producing Agencies:  Cinéflix inc. (Montreal),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Business Studies, Canadian Politics, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1996
Running Time:  76m 31s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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When Hydro-Québec announced its intention to proceed with the enormous James Bay II hydroelectric project, the 15,000 Cree who live in the region decided to stand up to the giant utility. With unprecedented access to key figures like Cree leader Matthew Coon Come and American environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr., Power is the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the Cree's five-year battle to save the Great Whale River and their traditional way of life.

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