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Friday, November 11 • 11:00am - 12:45pm
Power of the River

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Power of the River: Expedition to the Heart of Water in Bhutan | USA | Documentary | Greg I. Hamilton | 74 min

TEXAS PREMIERE 

An adventure documentary from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. This little Buddhist nation, home to the world’s most ambitious commitment to protect nature, faces urgent pressure to dam every last river. A man named "Good Karma" guides an expedition into the unknown to keep his country’s mightiest river wild and free. His trek features a first-ever fishing descent onto virtually unexplored whitewater, including Class IV+ rapids. Along the way, the team makes deep connections and explores stark contrasts with the people of Bhutan and those of neighboring India (whose thirst for electricity is driving a dam frenzy).  "A cinematic adventure into the heart of wilderness, Power of the River captures the connection between people and the rivers that are our lifeblood." -Robert Redford

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Writer/Director Greg I. Hamilton, Director of Photography Matthew Whalen, Dasho Paljor Dorji, and Tshewang Wangchuk be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. 

Individual ticket
: $10 at the door (Cash or Credit)
All-Access Badge holders have priority access into the auditorium
Seating capacity: 200

*screening time & date subject to change  
 

Moderators
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Dr. Bruce W. Bunting

Dr. Bruce W. Bunting is President of the Bhutan Foundation. Dr. Bunting was | formerly a Managing Director and Vice President of World Wildlife Fund. He | first visited Bhutan in 1986 and has been a long time advisor to the Bhutanese | government on a variety of issues including the establishment of Bhutan’s | national park system, the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation, | the world’s first such trust fund, and the... Read More →

Speakers
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Dasho Paljor Dorji

Dasho Paljor Dorji (Dasho Benji) has served the government of Bhutan since | 1966. He was appointed Chief Justice of Bhutan in 1985 to 1987 and then Deputy | Minister of the Ministry of Social Services. In 1991 he was sent to Geneva as | Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and was also accredited to Austria, | Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, EU (Brussels), IFAD (Rome), | and FAO (Rome). From 1994 to 1998, Benji served as... Read More →
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Greg I. Hamilton

Filmmaker, All Get Out Productions, LLC
It was at Sundance 2012 where Greg realized his lifelong fondness for words and stories had always followed a decidedly cinematic path. For him, on the big screen, stories can move. He’s a voracious viewer of movies and an eager strategist and collaborator for other filmmakers. Twenty years after his first day working at Warren Miller Films— the world’s longest-running film series— and now 11 years deep into his freelance career, he... Read More →
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Tshewang Wangchuk

Tshewang Wangchuk is Executive Director of the Bhutan Foundation. He worked for theBhutan Government’s Nature Conservation Division and was actively involved in itsextensive protected area management system as one of the first park directors. Hecoordinated WWF International’s Tiger Program covering many tiger-range states in Asiafrom 2003-2005. He had studied the elusive snow leopard for his doctoral dissertation inwildlife biology... Read More →
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Matthew Whalen

Director of Photography
Matt’s career has evolved from outdoor sport films at Warren Miller Entertainment to documentary features, commercials, and television shows for ESPN, NBC Universal Sports, and the Outdoor Channel. From ice fields in the Arctic to diving expeditions off British Columbia and remote mountain villages of Nepal, his films have focused on climate change, sustainable education, and grassroots conservation.



Friday November 11, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Four Day Weekend 312 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Attendees (10)