The fifth film shot in the Klamath Basin in 2021 made its world premiere this week on Al Jazeera – a half-hour documentary titled “When the Water Stopped.”
The film is an exploration of the history and current ongoing battle over water in the Klamath Basin, with a close look at perspectives of irrigators and Klamath Tribes. The film is the latest in an ongoing series known as Fault Lines – an in-depth documentary series highlighting important issues across the United States.
“When the Water Stopped” made its world premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2021, and is now available streaming online. It includes interviews, historic footage, and even some images and footage provided by Klamath Film members.
Other films shot in the Klamath Basin this year include “This is Their Land” (world premiere slated for 2022), “Matterhorn” – which made its world premiere at the 2021 Klamath Independent Film Festival, and “The Private Dance” (world premiere TBD).
The film can be watched at your convenience here: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/fault-lines/2021/11/10/when-the-water-stopped-an-oregon-town-at-its-breaking-point