About the Film
Award-winning documentary, “The Wild” is a race against time. Fisherman/filmmaker, Mark Titus heads 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. Under the current Administration, the proposed Pebble Mine is on track to be permitted by September, 2020. Bristol Bay feeds the entire world with its salmon, starting with the Indigenous People for whom wild salmon have been their Everything for over 5,000 years.
Mark Titus worked in the Alaska salmon industry for 25 years and now focuses his lens and his passion for wild salmon on the conflict in Bristol Bay. This battle for Alaska’s soul mirrors Titus’ struggle to reclaim his own –and becomes a harbinger to a larger, global question: How do we reconcile human separation from the natural world that sustains us – and if we can change course – how do we save the wild that remains? Bristol Bay is the epicenter for saving what we love in the wild and natural world. Vibrant characters from Bristol Bay set the stage and impactful, world-renowned Ambassadors like Mark Harmon, Adrian Grenier, Zaria Forman and Steve Gleason light it, as all ponder what it means to potentially lose North America’s last great wild migration. In “The Wild”’s impassioned call for hope through action, wild salmon continue to show us how to give of ourselves for that which is far greater than ourselves.
“Live” Virtual Screening on Thursday, June 25th at 8pm MDT. Join filmmaker Mark Titus, climate-change artist Zaria Forman, wilderness photographer Drew Hamilton Photography, Founder of Soul River Inc. – Runs Wild Chad Brown and Senior Vice President of Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association Everette Anderson in a crucial livestream interactive event.