Salmon: The Wild Connection + River of Life + Atlantic Salmon


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Mon, Apr 16, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Series:IWFF Selection
Run Time:83 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Liz McKenzie, Ted Moen, Deirdre Brennan


Salmon: The Wild Connection
10 minutes, Directed by Liz McKenzie, US
Along a stream crowded with spawning salmon, award-winning nature writer and anthropologist Richard Nelson explores the story of these extraordinary creatures based on his more than fifty years in Alaska. His personal relationship with salmon is a story for all of us who love these fish. The film features intimate views of salmon and other wildlife amid Alaska’s spectacular mountains and seacoast—the environment that gives rise to one of the earth’s true natural miracles.

River of Life
18 minutes, Directed by Todd Moen, US
RIVER OF LIFE features the reflections of three women out fly fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Barbara Schmierer, Trisha Campbell and Carol LaBranche compare the challenges they face with breast cancer to the struggles of wild, native fish. Filled with the magic and joy of fly fishing, this film reveals how our human stories are tied to the life and health of rivers, reminding us how easily all that makes our world beautiful can be lost. RIVER OF LIFE is dedicated to Carol LaBranche, aged 56, who battled with cancer and passed away October 8, 2016 before the film was finished.

Atlantic Salmon: Lost at Sea
55 minutes, Directed by Deirdre Brennan, US
Narrated by Gabriel Byrne, LOST AT SEA takes the viewer on an epic journey through the oceanic kingdom of the Atlantic salmon in an attempt to unravel the mystery of their life at sea. Despite conservation efforts worldwide, populations of salmon are continuing to plummet. For the first time, using the latest DNA technology, scientists are able to track the salmon from the rivers into the vast North Atlantic and back again, in the hopes of finding an answer to the species’ declining numbers before it’s too late.