The Ottaway – A River Reborn

The Ottaway – A River Reborn

Here’s the airing schedule for CMU public television and their 5-station state network for broadcasting “The Ottaway – A River Reborn”.

WCMU will air:
July 23 4:00PM
August 14 12:30AM
August 17 10:00PM (This is our Michigan Programming Night)

WCMU           Mt. Pleasant
WCML            Alpena
WCMW          Manistee
WCMV           Cadillac
WCMZ            Flint

Description of the one-hour documentary,
How will the decisions we make today impact the future of our Planet 100 years from now?

Few people today ask that question and even fewer asked that question 100 years ago when they used and sometimes abused the Boardman River to “benefit humanity”.

The one-hour documentary, The Ottaway – A river Reborn, explores the history and future of humanity’s relationship with the Boardman River. Through the hearts of minds of various stakeholders, a story unfolds about the challenges of turning back the hands of time by removing the three upper dams and modifying a fourth to once again connect the river with the waters of Lake Michigan. This film weaves together Native values, the complexity of a changing society, and the unspoken voices of nature’s population of “environmental citizen’s” whose lives are interwoven with… the rebirth of the Ottaway.

This documentary also offers a blueprint on how communities across Michigan can navigate similar challenges of dealing with the 2500 outdated dams in the state that face the same fate as those near Traverse City.