October 09, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

'River of Renewal'LEWISBURG, Pa. — The documentary "River of Renewal" will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg.

The film is presented as part of the ongoing Green Screens film series, co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Environmental Center and the University's Film/Media Series.

Admission is $2 per person; Campus Dollars are accepted. The Campus Theatre is located at 413 Market St. in Lewisburg.

Directed by Carlos Blado, "River of Renewal" chronicles the long conflict over the resources of the 10 million acre Klamath River Basin, which spans the Oregon-California border,

Revealing how different groups over the generations have extracted the basin's resources — minerals, trees and water — with disastrous consequences, including the collapse of industries and of wild salmon populations.

"River of Renewal" examines the collision between sustainability and the exploitation of the earth's precious and diminishing resources. It focuses on Warren Buffett's PacifiCorp's agreement to remove the four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River to restore economic viability and to save the wild salmon.

Benjamin R. Hayes, director of the Susquehanna River Initiative, will introduce the film and participate in a post-film discussion as part of the Bucknell University Environmental Center's Green Screens film series.

The next film in the Green Screens series is "The City Dark: A Search for Night on a Planet That Never Sleeps" (2011) on Nov. 5. The film explores the effects of light pollution not only on star-gazing but on sea turtles and birds confused by the lights of cities. The screening will be followed by a public event at the Bucknell University Observatory.