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Red Gold Special Screening
The Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska is home to the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers, the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Foreign mining companies Northern Dynasty Minerals and Anglo American have partnered to propose development of what could be one of the world’s largest open-pit and underground mines at the headwaters of the two river systems. Mine backers claim the Pebble exploration site is the second largest combined deposit of copper, gold, and molybdenum ever discovered, and has an estimated value of more than $300 billion.|
Despite promises of a clean project by officials, the accident-plagued history of hard rock mining has sparked deep concern from Alaskans who love and depend upon Bristol Bay’s incredible wild salmon fishery. Red Gold documents the growing unrest among Alaska Native, commercial, and sport-fishermen. It’s a portrait of a unique way of life that will not survive if the salmon don’t return with Bristol Bay’s tide.
This documentary makes clear what people who have never been to Alaska may not understand: the world still works here, fertile and abundant as it once was everywhere. The idea that we’d risk that health for some more dead gold is a sad irony, and well worth the great fight that locals are putting up to keep the moneychangers out of this particular temple. --Bill McKibben, Author, Educator, Environmentalist
“Red Gold is a truly important film in so many ways. At its core, the documentary focuses on a searing local issue but it really is exploring a much larger, essential topic of our times: how sustainable and indigenous ways of life are being trampled by invasive corporate interests. What sets Red Gold apart is its stunning artistry. From the opening sequence, you know you are in the hands of extremely talented filmmakers who care enormously about their craft.” --David Holbrooke, Filmmaker, Director of Mountainfilm
Tickets $10 (Portion of ticket price goes to Trout Unlimited Alaska)