A “road movie” on a river.
Summer 2008, a year before Hydro-Québec starts building an 8-billion dollar hydroelectric project, Alexis de Gheldere and Nicolas Boisclair decide to canoe down the Romaine River with two environmentalists… a “river trip” down 500 km which will take them from the source in Labrador to the mouth in the Gulf of St-Lawrence.
Packed with an Innu stove, two solar panels and a 2,500-page environmental assessment impact study, they discover a river and the future impacts of Hydro-Québec’s next hydroelectric project. Kilometres after kilometres, they open their eyes on a rich and spectacular ecosystem, virgin of any development. For now. During this 46 day expedition, they document a vast region of spectacular beauty and archive stunning images for future generations.