Marie Michael Library

Title

Riding the Great Whale

Length

57 min.

File No

336

Format

VHS; NFB.

Description

In 1975, the James Bay and Northern Quebec agreement launched the construction of North America''s largest hydroelectric project. Phase one of the mega-project flooded 10,000 sq. km. of Cree ancestral land, causing massive wildlife and environmental damage. Phase II would have flooded another 3,400 sq. km. had it not been stopped due to pressure from Aboriginal groups. The conflicts between government, industry, labour, politicians and environmentalists are discussed. National Film Board (NFB).