Establishing shot: Film opens with a desert scene. A mountain can be seen in the background, in the foreground there are creosotes and prickly pear cactus.
Named locations: Glen Canyon, dam on the Colorado River; Colorado River; San Juan; Upper Colorado River Basin; Colorado; Wyoming; Utah; New Mexico; Arizona; Rio Colorado of the Southwest; Hoover Dam; Davis Dam; Parker Dam; Imperial Dam; Page, Arizona; Flagstaff, Arizona; US Highway 89; Kanab, Utah;
Major themes covered: The significance of the Colorado River as a possible power source or irrigation source, especially for California and Arizona
Native activities shown: Man (Navajo, Alvin Sinagini) walking amongst his sheep; John Wesley Powell, discovered Glen Canyon (mentioned not pictured); Native American children attending a school; Navajo man driving a two horse cart
Individuals? Named? Alvin Sinagini, Navajo farmer and rancher (phonetic last name);
Native language spoken: Yes, Navajo.
Audible? There are glitches throughout the narration
Noteworthy elements: Good information about how dams are made
Other notes: Film mainly covers the significance of dams, especially Glen Canyon, of the Colorado River