The Undamaged

The Balkans cradles Europe’s last wild rivers and supports abundant wildlife and healthy, intact ecosystems. These rivers are "The Undamaged" – clean, pristine, and undammed. With over 2,700 small and large hydro power plants planned or under construction in the Balkans, corruption and greed are destroying the last free-flowing rivers of Europe.

Follow the Balkan Rivers Tour, a rowdy crew of whitewater kayakers, filmmakers, photographers and friends who decided to stand up for the rivers, travelling from Slovenia to Albania for 36 days, kayaking 23 rivers in 6 countries to protest the dams and show the world the secret, wild rivers of the Balkans. The film honours everyday people and local activists who are fighting to defend rivers and aims to spread the word of the plight of these rivers, showing a new style of nature conservation that fun, energetic and effective.

Director(s): Rožle Bregar, Matic Oblak, Miha Avguštin
Script: Rok Rozman
Production: Patagonia, Rok Rozman, Matic Oblak, Leeway Collective, Vizualist
Music: Janez Dovč
Actors: Ulrich Eichelmann, Rok Rozman, Nataša Crnković, Benjamin Webb, Bob Brown, Toni Strgar, Paola Lucchesi, Nataša Crnković, Ljubomir Lisica, Mirko Vuković, Arse Avakumovski, John McLaine, Anka Makovec, Aleksandra Bujaroska, Islam Lauka, Catherine Bohne, Golik Jaupaj, Xhesi Bujar Minushe, Olsi Nika
Year: 2018
Duration: 51 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): English, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian
Language (subtitles): German, French, English, Spanish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Albanian, Slovenian, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian
Country of origin: Slovenia
Shooting Locations: Australia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro
Screening rights: Leeway Collective ()
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Main topic(s): Energy Water
Secondary topics: biodiversity infrastructure politics wilderness activism
Mentions: dam hydropower river Balkans politics resettlement biodiversity fish fishing kayak flooding activism economy tourism Europe Balkan Peninsula extreme sport
Topic Page(s): Energy Water

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