“A story of salmon, timber, wine, and weed along California’s mighty Eel River.”
(Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening)
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 overfishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts, and a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eel River’s recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s multi-billion dollar wine and underground cannabis industries of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a river’s recovery and economic future.
(a short film that plays before A River’s Last Chance)
Directed by: Jim Wilmer
Total Runtime: 4 min
Country of Origin: USA
This short production was several years in the making traveling from the US, to South America to Iceland to capture the disappearing natural resources of our planet. The intention of this film is bring awareness of the incredible beauty of water and it’s place of importance to the survival of our planet. Take a four-minute journey to some of the planet’s most spectacular glaciers, waterfalls, beaches, rivers and waterways. Destinations include, Iceland, Igauzu Falls Brazil, Atchafalaya Basin Louisiana, Lake Tahoe California, Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.