The Portland EcoFilm Festival presents the world premiere
A RIVER'S LAST CHANCE: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine Along California's Mighty Eel River
Filmmaker Shane Anderson in attendance for post-film Q & A!
Saturday, Sept. 30 | 6:30 pm | WORLD PREMIERE |*PNW filmmaker
Filmmaker Shane Anderson in attendance for post-film discussion!
The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over-fishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods, droughts and a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eel’s recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s multi-billion dollar underground cannabis economy and the wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino, California.
This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a river’s recovery and economic future.
Directed by Shane Anderson, North Fork Studios | 2017 | US | 68 MINS.
Screening with two film shorts by PNW filmmaker Michelle Alvarado, Wahoo Fims:
SAVING THE DESCHUTES RIVER | 2016 | US | 5 MINS.
The Deschutes River is in trouble and its recovery depends on taking action that will restore stream flows and water quality.
NÁIMUNI: CONNECTING OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA | 2016 | US | 8 MINS.
Dredge mining on the Middle Fork John Day River turned the river into a ditch-like channel, lacking habitat and function. From 2011 – 2016, over two miles of salmon-bearing streams were restored to benefit fish and ecological processes.
For our patrons of legal drinking age, we'll be sharing a pre-film, free tasting from our Festival Supporting Sponsor, Sombra Mezcal!