Film Screening: Red Gold
A film about the conflict between mining interests and salmon fishermen in Alaska
Filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel spent 70 days in Bristol Bay documenting the growing unrest among native, commercial and sport fishermen who oppose the proposed Pebble Mine which could destroy the two largest remaining sockeye salmon runs on the planet. The open-pit and underground Pebble Mine could require the largest dam ever constructed to contain toxic runoff from mine waste. Red Gold is a portrait of a unique way of life that would not exist if the salmon didn’t return with Bristol Bay’s tide. A discussion will follow the screening.