Brave New River

A documentary portrait of the Rupert River just after it was diverted. Since the 1970’s, the James Bay territory in northern Québec has been transformed by a massive hydroelectric development. But unlike past battles, the indigenous Cree are now involved in this new project, following the « Peace of the Braves » agreement with the Québec Government.

With captivating shots of wild nature and huge construction sites,Brave New River explores the paradoxes of our control over nature, the meeting between two worlds and the dilemma of those taking part in the transformation of their land.

The movie with english subtitles is available in VOD and DVD : Watch Brave New River in VOD



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– Nicolas Renaud

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Review: La nouvelle Rupert (Brave New River), critique dans The Gazette (Lire)

Brave New River: An environmental tragedy with no villain, critique du Globe and Mail (Lire)

La nouvelle Rupert : rattacher ce qui dérive, critique dans La Presse (Lire)

Les vies d’une rivière, critique dans Le Devoir (Lire)

La nouvelle Rupert, requiem pour une rivière, critique du Voir (Lire)

La nouvelle Rupert : l’anti-pamphlet qui dit tout, critique (Lire)

La nouvelle Rupert, les conséquences de son harnachement, entrevue chez Désautels à la Première chaîne de Radio-Canada (Lire)

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