The Lost Salmon

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:30 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2023 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Join Meaningful Movies Port Townsend and Native Connections Action Group in our celebration of Billy Frank Jr. Day with our screening of The Lost Salmon.

Of all the Pacific Salmon, the spring run of Chinook is the most revered. As the first salmon to return home each year, they have always been a sacrament for the oldest civilizations in North America and the keystone of Northwest ecosystems.

Once occupying the most extensive range of any salmon species in the contiguous United States, many genetically unique populations of spring Chinook have already been lost. Those that remain face a looming risk of extinction as habitat loss, short-sighted fisheries management, and climate change continue to take a toll on their numbers.

In The Lost Salmon, filmmaker Shane Anderson set out on a two-year journey across Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho to document some of the last wild “springers,” the historical and ongoing causes of their declining numbers, and their profound relationship to the people and places of the Pacific Northwest.

Along the way, Anderson tells the story of a recent scientific breakthrough that provides crucial new insights into salmon genetics and offers an important path forward to help save the king of salmon before they are lost forever.

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Release Year: 2022

Running Time: 60 mins

Director: Shane Anderson

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  1. Barb
    #1 Barb 9 March, 2023, 22:05

    I really wanted to see this movie, but couldn’t make the 6:30 time. Will you be showing it again? I hope so-is it recorded so that it can be shown again? Await hearing. Thanks. Barb

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    • Melinda Raebyne
      Melinda Raebyne 5 April, 2023, 12:54

      Hi Barb,

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Right now, we don’t have another event for the film, but it doesn’t mean there’ll won’t be one in the future. Please check back on our website. Also, do you get our weekly newsletter? We feature our upcoming screenings on there. You can sign up on our website, if you aren’t already.

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