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Dammed to Extinction Screening
May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The much awaited documentary film Dammed to Extinction rolls out to SPOKANE MAY 16th!
Date: May 16, 2019
Location: Garland Theater
Time: 7PM, Doors open at 6:30 pm. Grab a drink at the adjoining Bon Bon before the film!
Tickets: Thanks to generous sponsorship from Save Our Wild Salmon, Sierra Club and Earth Justice, admission is FREE!
It’s hard to get folks to understand the connection between Snake River dams, and starving orcas. That’s why Dammed to Extinction was made.
The Salish Sea’s beloved killer whales are starving to death for lack of their preferred source of food, Chinook salmon.
For centuries, three unique pods of killer whales have thrived off the coast of Washington, spending summers in the interior waters of the Salish Sea, feasting on Chinook salmon. For the past 50 years, these orcas’ presence has thrilled and fascinated thousands of people–biologists, tourists, and unsuspecting pleasure boaters and fishermen. But Chinook salmon are in trouble–less than one percent of their historic abundance in the Pacific Northwest. The beloved local killer whales’ fate has followed the salmon. Dams have been the main culprit behind salmon’s demise. A broad and growing coalition of scientists, economists, and conservationists say removing the worst fish killing dams is the best chance we have to bring back majestic killer whales as well as abundant runs of salmon.
Panel discussion with film director, Michael Peterson and writer Steve Hawley afterwards.
More information and trailer at http://www.dammedtoextinction.com