Shane Anderson, Jeff Thompson, Jason Hartwick, Pacific Rivers/Northfork Studios | 2017 | 67 min.
2018 Official Selection
Saturday Afternoon, Fellowship Hall
Saturday Morning, Oddfellows Grass Valley
The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over-fishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods, droughts and a dam that diverts water and blocks fish passage. Today, the Eel’s recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s lucrative wine and underground cannabis economies. This film shows we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a river’s recovery and economic future.