Everyone knows the Potomac as the river that flows past Washington, D.C. But what do we know about the river beyond our capital city? This film follows the 382-mile course of the Potomac from its origins at a small spring in West Virginia, through old coal town communities, past solitary nomads and bargemen’s children who grew up on the C&O Canal to mountain farms, survivors of the Piscataway Indian tribe and finally to the 12-mile wide river of ships that meets the Chesapeake Bay. Produced by Robert Cole Films and Sugarloaf Regional Trails.

Potomac: American Reflections

1992 US 57 min
Festival Year: 2012
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans, Local, Sustainable Living