As the leaves turn and chilly weather sets in, we love getting cozy and watching movies. This fall, we have been hosting screenings of two inspirational documentaries, Patagonia’s Artifishal and Heart of the Fraser, by Ken Ashley, director of the BCIT Rivers Institute, and produced by NERV Productions.
Artifishal documents the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.
Heart of the Fraser aims to educate viewers about the tremendous ecological significance of the area known as the Heart of the Fraser or the “gravel reach”, the stretch of the Fraser between Hope and Mission.
If you have not caught these inspirational films yet, perhaps you can join us at an upcoming screening?
- Sep 21 – Heart of the Fraser – Chilliwack
- Oct 6 – Artifishal – Brackendale Art Gallery, Squamish
- Oct 18 – Heart of the Fraser and Artifishal – Revelstoke
- Nov 15 – Heart of the Fraser – Capilano University, North Vancouver
- Nov 21 – Heart of the Fraser – UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, 5:00 pm, FB event page
- Nov 21 – Artifishal – UVic’s Hickman Building Lecture Theatre, Victoria, 7:00 pm, FB event page
- Nov 22 – Heart of the Fraser – UFV, Abbotsford
Keep an eye on Watershed Watch’s event page on Facebook for more info about upcoming screenings.
Don’t see your community on this list? If you’re passionate about these issues and inspired to host a screening of either if these films, get in touch and let’s chat about how we can support you.
The documentary just went up on a YouTube for free – under the same title !
Yes! It is now available to watch for free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdNJ0JAwT7I