Screening of Dammed to Extinction followed by Q & A session with Columbia Riverkeeper Executive Director, Brett VandenHeuvel, filmmakers Michael Peterson and Steven Hawley, and possibly other experts. The screening will be introduced by the film A Healing Journey by the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce)
Doors open @ 6:30PM; Program Begins @ 7:00PM | Free Parking
Beer, wine, snacks and more! Concessions available for purchase at the Empirical Theater Cafe.
Winner of Best Feature and Audience Choice Award at the 2019 Eugene Environmental Film Festival
For eons, a one-of-a-kind population of killer whales has hunted chinook salmon along the Pacific Coast of the United States. For the last 40 years, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. He’s familiar with a deadly pattern, as salmon numbers plummet orcas starve.
The orcas need roughly a million salmon a year, where to find a million fish? The solution, says Balcomb, is getting rid of four fish-killing dams 500 miles away on the largest tributary to what once was the largest chinook producing river on earth.
For more info, go to dammedtoextinction.com
Columbia Riverkeeper’s (Riverkeeper) mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean, by combining strategic litigation and grassroots activism. Representing over 16,000 members and supporters, Riverkeeper works to restore a Columbia River where salmon thrive, people can safely eat the fish they catch, and children can swim without fear of toxic exposure. Riverkeeper works on a number of the most pressing environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest, including protecting the Columbia from fossil fuel export terminals and toxic pollution. Riverkeeper is a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, the world’s fastest-growing environmental movement, uniting more than 300 Waterkeeper organizations worldwide. For more information, go to columbiariverkeeper.org.