Salmon Saturday Cinema

Salmon Saturday Cinema

Introducing #SalmonSaturdayCinema. That’s right, we created our own hashtag just for salmon and salmon-related movies & shorts. So turn on, pop your popcorn, and sit back and enjoy a little education & entertainment in the comfort of your home.

Be sure to also check out our collection of short videos from Wild Salmon Center.

Latest Additions

Lost Salmon

Produced by Shane Anderson | Swiftwater Films. Streaming FREE on PBS.

The Lost Salmon, chronicles the plight and potential recovery of the iconic spring chinook salmon of the Pacific Northwest. Faced with extinction in many river systems of the West, a new genetic discovery could aid in their recovery. Once teaming in the millions and a sacrament for the oldest civilizations in the Americas, time is running out for the genetically distinct wild salmon. See trailer below.


The Wild

Produced by Mark Titus. Available for rent or purchase on Vimeo.
Newly into addiction recovery, an urgent threat emerges to spur fisherman/filmmaker, Mark Titus back to the wilds of Alaska, where the people of Bristol Bay and its storied wild salmon runs face devastation if a massive copper mine is constructed. “How do you save what you love?” $2 from every rental and $5 from every purchase of The Wild is donated to the fight for Permanent Protection in Bristol Bay, led by the United Tribes of Bristol Bay.

Learn more about our campaign to defend Bristol Bay from the Proposed Pebble Mine.

Red Gold

Produced by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel of felt soul media. Streaming FREE on Vimeo.

“You know, people have been looking for gold a long time in Alaska. But I say it’s right there. Always has been. Coming back every year.”

Don’t miss the chance to watch — or rewatch — this incredible film, and forward to and share with your friends. When it comes to keeping Bristol Bay the most prolific sockeye salmon run in the world, we’re all in it together — as “Red Gold” couldn’t make more clear.

Learn more about our campaign to defend Bristol Bay from the Proposed Pebble Mine.

Bristol Bay Sockeye
Bristol Bay Sockeye | © Ben Knight

Sea Swallow’d

By Ryan Peterson. Available on Vimeo for FREE.

Odds are high the last time you ate sockeye salmon, it came from Bristol Bay, Alaska. Half of all sockeye at market in the world today come from here. The runs of fish are as strong as they’ve been since The Beginning. Approximately 80% of Bristol Bay residents, as well as national commercial and sport fishing industries, oppose development of the Pebble Mine because of the risk it poses to the salmon they depend on.

Learn more about our campaign to defend Bristol Bay from the Proposed Pebble Mine.

The Salmon Forest

By the Sitka Conservation Society and US Forest Service. Streaming for FREE on YouTube.

The Salmon Forest is a 30-minute film that sweeps you into the epic migration of Pacific salmon, exploring the splendor of Southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest. Along the way, you’ll ride waves in a fishing boat, cheer on a mother bear fishing for her cubs, and meet Alaskans who love and depend on salmon.

For families, the accompanying Fin-Tastic Activity Packet will keep children engaged with educational content for hours.

British Columbia

SkeenaWild Film Festival

Our BC partners SkeenaWild will be making the entire 2019 SkeenaWild Film & Photo Festival videos available on their Youtube channel to help pass the time and perhaps inspire folks in BC to create your own films and photos for the 2020 edition later this year. 

When the Salmon Spoke

From SkeenaWild and Salmon Without Borders. Live streaming on Facebook Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 3 pm AKST / 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST

For millennia, the Tlingit, Haida, and Tahltan peoples and their ancestors have shared the Stikine River and its salmon. Over the last century, however, the political border between the United States and Canada has separated relatives, ancestors, and stories on different ends of this transboundary river. Drawn together by shared concern over the threats of climate change, a modern-day Gold Rush in northern British Columbia, and declining wild salmon populations, Stikine River Indigenous peoples are seeking reconnection and shared solutions.



By Felt Soul Media and Patagonia. Available on  Amazon Prime for FREE or iTunes and Vimeo for purchase.

Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. Watch the trailer below.

Learn more about our campaign to stop the proposed Chehalis Dam and Susitna Dam.

Super Salmon

By Ryan Peterson and Patagonia. On Vimeo for FREE.

The Super Salmon is an intimate and inspiring look into the impacts of the proposed Susitna-Watana dam on the Susitna River in south-central Alaska. The story outlines the threats posed by the Susitna Dam and the work of the Susitna River Coalition, which is aimed at protecting our free-flowing, healthy watershed so that future generations of salmon, wildlife, and humans can depend on it as we do today.

Learn more about our work with the Susitna River Coalition to stop the proposed Susitna Dam.

Dammed to Extinction

By Peterson Hawley Productions. Available on Vimeo for $5.

New Release (2020). Four obsolete dams choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. Removing these dams would be the largest salmon restoration project in history. Saving endangered salmon and the near extinct southern resident orcas.

Dammed to Extinction from Dammed to Extinction on Vimeo.



By Patagonia. Streaming on YouTube for FREE.

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and 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.

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