*Originally published on Oct. 10th, now edited to reflect the additional Northwest screenings, coming up soon!
Some of these screenings are part of American Rivers Fall Film Tour, with all proceeds directly benefitting their work in the Puget Sound-Columbia basin.
Winning awards at film festivals worldwide, The Memory of Fish traces the passion of fisherman Dick Goin, the fish he loves and his memories of a troubled river, Washington’s Elwha River. Check out the upcoming screenings as there are a few coming up soon in the northwest.
From reelblue, an independent film production and media company based in New York: “The Memory of Fish is an award-winning documentary portrait of one man, the wild salmon he loves, and his fight to free a river.
Dick Goin and his family have been fed by the Elwha River’s salmon since migrating to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl. Dick has never forgotten his debt to the fish — who have been steadily disappearing.
A pulp mill worker and master fisherman turned salmon advocate, Dick uses his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history.
His goal: bring the salmon home.”