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Sur le dos de la Grande-Baleine -- Film Description:
"Some people call it an engineering triumph. The Cree and Inuit refer to it as cultural genocide. This provocative documentary exposes the controversy surrounding the James Bay hydroelectric project in Northern Quebec. Phase I of this mega-dam project caused massive wildlife and environmental damage. Phase II was stopped due to pressure from Aboriginal groups. What is James Bay really about? Hydroelectric power or territory? Fuelled by the media, the struggle assumes epic proportions. Is reconciliation possible in this great northern saga?"
-- National Film Board of Canada


Source:
National Film Board of Canada. "NFB -- Riding the Great Whale." National Film Board of Canada. http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=32443.