Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival
Director: Suree Towfighnia | Producers: Suree Towfighnia, Courtney Hermann | 2015 | US | 57 mins.
CHUITNA COAL : MORE THAN SALMON ON THE LINE chronicles the fight to save Alaska’s wild salmon. Just 40 miles across the Cook Inlet from Anchorage lies the Chuitna River, one of the world’s last salmon strongholds, boasting strong runs of all five species of wild Pacific salmon. But this unique ecosystem is under threat of destruction due to PacRim Coal’s proposal to develop one of the United States’ largest open-pit coal mines directly through the salmon-rich headwaters of the Chuitna River. This short film follows the journey of fly fishermen who travel to Alaska’s Chuitna Watershed to fight against the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine that threatens the salmon runs.
Director: Trip Jennings | Producers: Sam Weis, Paul Moinester, Brandon Hill | 2015 | US | 30 mins.
With CRYING EARTH RISE UP producer Courtney Hermann in attendance to discuss the film!