Wild Films ~ Salmon Running the Gauntlet
A film about disappearing Pacific salmon, and the struggle to save them.
The Columbia River Basin once teemed with young salmon heading toward the ocean and mature salmon returning to their home rivers and streams to spawn. Now, many salmon species of the Pacific Northwest are extinct, and thirteen, including the iconic sockeye salmon, are currently endangered.
An official selection for the 2012 Intenational Wildlife Film Festival!
About the film
This film investigates the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the salmon’s life cycle. Each of our desperate efforts to save salmon has involved replacing their natural cycle of reproduction and death with a radically manipulated life history. Our once great run of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. We go beyond the debate over how to save an endangered species as the film reveals one of the most ambitious plans ever conceived.
Run time: 55 min.
Made possible by Nature.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.