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The Wild

The Wild 
film screening
Wednesday, March 18
Doors 6:30 / Screening 7pm / Q&A 8pm
Seated
$10 Member / $12 General Admission
A portion of the proceeds from this screening will support Slow Fish* and its work.





Picking up where the 2014 award-winning documentary, The Breach left off - Mark Titus' new film, The Wild is an urgent call to action - examining what it means to save what we love.  The Wild is set for release in Summer, 2019.

“Salmon shield us from fear of death by showing us how to follow our course without fear, and how to give of ourselves for the sake of things greater than ourselves. -David James Duncan: My Story as Told by Water”

We live in a time of uncertainty - about the trajectory of our own lives, the lives of generations to come and the continued health of the planet we live on.  For millennia, wild salmon have survived ice ages, continental shifts and most destructively, human beings.  Their continued existence provides a glint of hope under the surface of malaise we now find ourselves in.

When wild salmon return to their home rivers to spawn and die, their bodies are a sacrament - giving life to their progeny, the earth itself and human beings.  Their last act ensures that life will continue.   Right now, it may be up to us to ensure their very existence will continue.

By suddenly dismantling safeguards the EPA had enacted to protect the salmon, water and people of Bristol Bay - the current political regime in the United States has unilaterally revived a mining corporation’s relentless pursuit to build North America’s largest open-pit copper mine - directly in the headwaters of the most prodigious wild sockeye salmon run in the world.

The Wild is a race against time, where the hard-fought-for/hard-won protections for Bristol Bay now seem as fleeting as morning mist.  Focused through the lens of Mark Titus’ inherent love for wild salmon, the conflict in Alaska becomes a harbinger to a larger, global question:  How do we reconcile human separation from the natural world that sustains us – and if we can change course - how do we save what remains?

How do you save what you love?



 A Q&A will follow the screening featuring:

Kevin Scribner
Kevin was a commercial fisherman for more than 20 years, 16 of which were spent set net fishing for wild Pacific salmon in the cold, clear waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Though he has left Bristol Bay, it has never really left him, as he has forged strong connections to the people, the land, the water and the salmon. He has been on the front lines of the battle to protect Bristol Bay for more than a decade. He now runs Forever Wild Seafood, which is developing a sockeye salmon jerky sourced from Bristol Bay, and is part of the Slow Fish core strategy team.

Colles Stowell
A seafood-loving New Orleans native, Colles launched the non-profit One Fish Foundation to bring the sustainable seafood message to classrooms, restaurants, and communities in New England and beyond. He encourages folks to consider their relationship to seafood as a resource. He has covered the Pebble Mine story for 5 years, interviewing different stakeholders for blogs and podcasts, and he spent two weeks in Bristol Bay last summer, learning to set net fish for sockeye salmon. Colles is part of the Slow Fish core strategy team.


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*This screening of The Wild is in conjunction with Slow Fish 2020, an international gathering of seafood harvesters, fishmongers, chefs, and advocates at UNH in Durham from March 19 - 22. Slow Fish is a collaborative network that supports community-based seafood harvesters providing good, clean, and fair seafood for all. A portion of the proceeds from this screening will support Slow Fish and its work.

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Run time: 64 minutes.

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Ticket purchases are non-refundable.