Alaska Gold (Film Screening)
2012. U.S. 53 min.
Starts at 6:30 pm
Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild sockeye salmon fishery, and to mineral deposits estimated to be worth nearly $500 billion. FRONTLINE probes the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies pushing to extract the minerals and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.
Followed by Q&A with the producer, Travis Rummel. Moderated by Leah Thompson, Associate Director, Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society.
Travis Rummel is a filmmaker and partner at Felt Soul Media. His film Red Gold (2008) focused on a proposed copper mine at the headwaters of salmon spawning grounds in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The film had enormous impact on the debate around the mine, and was licensed by PBS Frontline, who produced Alaska Gold. Rummel’s next film DamNation, is expected soon.
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