Inspired by the Patagonia-sponsored film Damnation, the Susitna River Coalition decided to fund the creation of a film that told the story of the fight against the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project. Thus Super Salmon was born, directed and created by Alaska filmmaker Ryan Peterson with the support of Patagonia. The film follows the incredible journey of one particular King salmon who swam from the mouth in Cook Inlet up to the glacial headwaters of the Susitna River. Following this journey, Peterson documents the importance of the River and its fish to the region – its economy, communities, and culture. In this story, Peterson outlines the threat posed by the Susitna dam and the work of the Susitna River Coalition to protect their homes and stop the construction of the Susitna dam.
Please join us in celebrating the premier of Super Salmon, January 23 in Talkeetna at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.
Go to the Facebook page to learn more about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1673728439534978/
Also a link to the film trailer! https://vimeo.com/144622860