Upstream Battle

Written, Photographed and Directed by

Ben Kempas

Consulting Producer

Magdalena Hutter

Edited by

Ben Kempas, Raimund Barthelmes

Editing Consultant

Marijan David Vajda

Assistant Editors

Niklas Goslar, Miriam Märk

Sound recordists

Magdalena Hutter, Ward Hunt

Narrated by

Stan Blackley, Jakob Riedl

Sound Mixed by

Jürgen Roth

Music by

Sebastian R. Fischer

Bass and Banjo by

Azhar Karnal

Music Mixed by

Karsten Laser


Joachim Schroeder

Production Assistants

Dominik Beisser, Bianca Havel

Legal Services

Michael Koenig

Commissioning Editors

Jochen Kölsch, Monika Lobkowicz
Hubert von Spreti, Claudia Gladziejewski

Traditional salmon bake during Karuk world renewal ceremonies.

Archival Footage and Still Photographs Courtesy of

California Environmental Protection Agency
Earth Justice
Gates Foundation
Klamath Salmon Media Collaborative
Klamath Water Users Association
Merv George Jr.

Maps Courtesy of

NASA WorldWind

Many thanks to all participants and supporters

Hoopa Valley Tribe - Karuk Tribe of California
Klamath Tribes of Oregon – Yurok Tribe
Klamath Water Users Association
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations
Berkshire Hathaway – PacifiCorp Energy – ScottishPower
Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery – Trinity River Hatchery
Wendy and Merv George and family
Jeff Mitchell and family - Richard Myers and family
Ron Reed, Mike Polmateer, Dave Arwood and families
Craig Tucker and family
Toby Freeman - Dave Kvamme - Robin Furness
Greg Addington – Lynn Long
Stan Blackley – Lara Celini
Natalie Lambsdorff – Julia Rappold – Heiner Stadler

Copyright 2008 Preview Production GbR

co-produced by ARTE and Bayerischer Rundfunk

financially supported by FFF Bayern

additional support by
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Förderverein der HFF München

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