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A Dam That Exiled an Entire Region

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When one looks out over the vast Kremenchuk reservoir in Ukraine, it’s impossible not to be entranced by its beauty. But the man-made lake has drastically impacted the local towns and environment. When the Dnieper River was dammed to create it, over 100 people were evicted from their homes without compensation or assistance. For filmmaker Vadym Sapatrylo, this film, The River: Beauty and Hate, portrays the emotional response the structure invoked.