Community Stories

Let’s Move: A Film by Willard Napash

Filmmaker Willard Napash shares the impacts of hydro-dam development on his Cree community, Chisasibi (in so called Quebec, Canada).  Willard has seen the many impacts of dams firsthand, which is why he wanted to make this documentary. For example, the dams are impacting the salinity of Hudson’s Bay, which then reduces the growth of eelgrass that geese and ducks rely on for food and habitat. In turn, this limits local hunters from harvesting enough food. The dam also changes the conditions of the ice which kills animals who used the ice for hunting. As Willard shares, “Everything is getting affected slowly but surely. It’s only one world we’re living in, there is no second one; just like our lives in this world.”