The Southern Mountain region is blessed with a bountiful supply of mountain water that has made the area a paradise for trout fishing, boating, swimming and has encouraged the growth of summer camps, outfitters, breweries and other water related businesses. But these rivers and streams have faced major challenges in the past and today from development, agriculture and other sources of pollution.
With a rich natural resource has come a dedicated army of heroes who have fought to protect this natural inheritance. The Cherokee saw every body of water as sacred and worked to protect the “Long Man” and its “chattering sisters”. Mountaineers knew their natural resources were their bank account and before industrialization sought to keep them protected. Over the years, farmers and conservationists went to battle together to fight factories turning clear waters brown and the TVA that sought to dam it.
This film tells the stories of the river heroes of the past and those heroes today including the environmental watchdogs and water-connected businesses who brook no challenge to keep our rivers clean and pristine. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FILM PROJECT TODAY!