Natural Heroes: Season 2, Episode 4

East and West (Apr 23, 2006)

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EAST AND WEST - 3 short films: 1. WINNEMEM WAR DANCE- a proposal to raise the height of Shasta Dam near Redding CA, threatens to flood Winnemem Wintu sacred sites on the McCloud River. The Winnemem respond with a four-day war dance to unite the people spiritually in their struggle for sovereignty and religious freedom, and their efforts to protect the water, salmon and ceremonial sites. Features Julia Butterfly Hill. Film by Christopher McLeod. 2. DAMMING THE ANGRY RIVER- Chinese environmentalists fight the seemingly inevitable fate of the beautiful Nu River in China. Film by Xiaoli Zhou. 3. BUILDING ONE HOUSE- Redfeather Development Group helps Native American tribal members build each other's straw bale homes on their reservations: one small grassroots organization making a big difference. Narrated by Robert Redford, music by Pearl Jam. Directed by Christine Edwards. Written By Valerie Landes  Less

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