Salmon Saturday Cinema

Salmon Saturday Cinema

Introducing #SalmonSaturdayCinema. That’s right, we created our own hashtag just for salmon and salmon-related movies & shorts. So turn on, pop your corn, and sit back and enjoy a little education & entertainment in the comfort of your home.

Be sure to also check out our collection of short videos from Wild Salmon Center.


Bristol Bay/Pebble Mine

RED GOLD

Produced by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel of felt soul media. Streaming FREE on Vimeo.

“You know, people have been looking for gold a long time in Alaska. But I say it’s right there. Always has been. Coming back every year.”

Don’t miss the chance to watch — or rewatch — this incredible film, and forward to and share with your friends. We may be socially distancing now, but when it comes to keeping Bristol Bay the most prolific sockeye salmon run in the world, we’re all in it together — as “Red Gold” couldn’t make more clear.

Learn more about our campaign to defend Bristol Bay from the Proposed Pebble Mine.

Bristol Bay Sockeye
Bristol Bay Sockeye | © Ben Knight

Sea Swallow’d

By Ryan Peterson. Available on Vimeo for FREE.

Odds are high the last time you ate sockeye salmon, it came from Bristol Bay, Alaska. Half of all sockeye at market in the world today come from here. The runs of fish are as strong as they’ve been since The Beginning.Approximately 80% of Bristol Bay residents, as well as national commercial and sport fishing industries, oppose development of the Pebble Mine because of the risk it poses to the salmon they depend on.

Learn more about our campaign to defend Bristol Bay from the Proposed Pebble Mine.


Dams

Damnation

By Felt Soul Media and Patagonia. Available on  Amazon Prime for FREE or iTunes and Vimeo for purchase.

Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. Watch the trailer below.

Learn more about our campaign to stop the proposed Chehalis Dam and Susitna Dam.


Super Salmon

By Ryan Peterson and Patagonia. On Vimeo for FREE.

The Super Salmon is an intimate and inspiring look into the impacts of the proposed Susitna-Watana dam on the Susitna River in south-central Alaska. The story outlines the threats posed by the Susitna Dam and the work of the Susitna River Coalition, which is aimed at protecting our free-flowing, healthy watershed so that future generations of salmon, wildlife, and humans can depend on it as we do today.

Learn more about our work with the Susitna River Coalition to stop the proposed Susitna Dam.


Dammed to Extinction

By Peterson Hawley Productions. Available on Vimeo for $5.

New Release (2020). Four obsolete dams choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. Removing these dams would be the largest salmon restoration project in history. Saving endangered salmon and the near extinct southern resident orcas.


Hatcheries

Artifishal

By Patagonia. Streaming on YouTube for FREE.

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.


More options

Check out more films on environmental issues, including salmon conservation, at the Environmental Film Festival. Now through March 31 they are offering a selection of this years for free online (additional titles are available for purchase).

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