Dammed to Extinction

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Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Empirical Theater at OMSI
1945 S.E. Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

This screening of Dammed to Extinction will be followed by a 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).

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.