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Blue Heart

The Fight for Europe's Last Wild Rivers
Star rating: 4.5 of 6
2018 | 40 min | Recommended min. age: 12 y

What would you do to protect the last wild rivers in your own country from destruction? The film “Blue Heart” meets people in Albania, Bosnia and Croatia fighting to save their rivers and their habitats – the last untouched, free-flowing river systems in Europe and home of the endangered Balkan lynx.

The aim of the film and the “Blue Heart” project is to raise public awareness worldwide of the massive and long-term negative effects of an unreflected hydropower boom in the Balkans. More than 3,000 dams, often without the local population having a say, are planned or under construction in the Balkans. 91% of these planned projects will generate little energy (less than 10 megawatts), although they are very expensive to build and maintain.

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