This film illustrates the history of the St. Lawrence river. From prehistoric times on, it has been a magnificent source of life. The film covers the impact of humanity beginning with the careful relationship with the Native Americans.
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Frédéric Back is an important artist, his works are beautiful and enlightening. "They have no more rights then the animals, they are brothers." That is the "Savages" ethic. The spectacular film blatantly shows that nature doesn't survive megalomania, self-importance or the wrongness of our souls and morals. Like the despoliation of the river, our cities are cesspools of the same ravaging.