East and West (#204)
Winnemem War Dance: A proposal to raise the height of Shasta Dam near Redding, CA, threatens to flood Winnemem Wintu sacred sites on the McCloud River. The Winnemem responded with a four-day war dance to unite the people spiritually in their struggle for sovereignty and religious freedom, and their efforts to protect the water, salmon, and ceremonial sites. Features Julia Butterfly Hill. Damming the Angry River: Chinese environmentalists fight the seemingly inevitable fate of the beautiful Nu River in China. Building One House: Redfeather Development Group helps Native American tribal members build each other's straw bale homes on their reservations: one small grassroots organization making a big difference. Narrated by Robert Redford, music by Pearl Jam. [27 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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- 52 episodes
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Series Description: Natural Heroes focuses on people making a positive difference for the environment and enhancing the world around us. Each episode of Natural Heroes is created by different independent filmmakers, making each episode quite unique. These are diverse, inspiring stories featured within an eclectic program unlike any other.
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