A River’s Reckoning


TFFJ friends and contributors Josh Duplechain and Russ Schnitzer worked with American Rivers and Trout Unlimited on this short film, taking a close look at Colorado River water practices and the effects on a local hardworking ranching family. An official selection of the 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival, happening January 11th-15th 2018, in Nevada City, California. Check the festivals website for other great films and screening times, it’s an awesome lineup with plenty of inspirational stories.

From the Wild and Scenic Film Festival: “Paul Bruchez is a 5th generation rancher in the headwaters of the Colorado River, where he also runs a fly-fishing guide service. In 2002, severe drought devastated the Colorado River and their ranching operations, while a simultaneous cancer diagnosis in the family challenged Paul and his younger brother Doug to grab the reins of the family business.”


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