The Wild – Screening & Panel Discussion

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6:30 PM, Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Supporters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, and defenders of the world’s largest and last fully intact wild salmon run will join Backbone Meaningful Movies for a livestream of “The Wild,” an award-winning documentary that deals directly with the controversial Pebble Mine and how this last-of-its-kind wild salmon ecosystem hangs in the balance.

The livestream event will take place Tuesday, February 2nd and kicks off at 6:30 p.m. PacificAt-home viewers will watch a live stream of the hour-long film, and an expert panel will follow with a live virtual Q&A. Panelists include Carl Wassilie, Sam Mace, Mark Titus, Eric Frith.

Tickets are available by donation here: BackboneCampaign.org/thewild

“The Wild” is a real-life David and Goliath story focused on the perseverance of nature versus the ecological impact of open-pit mining. The documentary features interviews with the Pebble Mine CEO and board chairman Tom Collier, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, actor Mark Harmon, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, actor/activist Adrian Grenier, various tribal civic leaders and congressional gold medal recipient Steve Gleason, among other luminaries.

“The Wild” is a timely project for this precarious moment in American history. The latest passion project by acclaimed director, Mark Titus, the film connects the dangers of the Pebble Mine to Titus’s own story as a recovering alcoholic.

“Every alcoholic knows the folly of these six words: This time it will be different,” Titus said. “The same is true of the last of our wild places. Time and again we have watched these “projects” erase what’s left of them. If we lose Bristol Bay, it’s the end of the line. If we can’t treat our disease that is fueled by the unrelenting quest for more, we will lose our last, greatest source of regenerative wild food and an economy that could go on forever if we leave it be. We don’t get a next time if Bristol Bay falls now.”

More than just a documentary about saving the last pristine habitat for wild salmon in the world, “The Wild” explores the impact Pebble Mine could have on America’s food security. Bristol Bay’s sustainable salmon fishery is an inexhaustible, regenerative supply of wild caught food, and the film addresses the indigenous rights of the Yupik, Dena’ina and Alutiiq people, who stand to lose a millennia-old culture and organic food supply that could last forever if undisturbed. And, the film also details the threat to the $1.5+ billion-dollar annual fishing industry that provides 14,000 American jobs and half the world’s supply of sockeye salmon.

Special Guests: Mark Titus (Director), Sam Mace (Save Our wild Salmon), Carl Wassilie, Eric Frith

Sponsors: Backbone Campaign

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/415466983103951/

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 60 minutes

Director: Mark Titus