The Super Salmon
The Super Salmon is an intimate and inspiring look into the impacts of the proposed Susitna-Watana dam on the Susitna River in south-central Alaska. Directed by Alaska filmmaker Ryan Peterson, the film follows the incredible journey of one particular King salmon who swam from the mouth of the Susitna River in Cook Inlet all the way up to its glacial headwaters. In following this journey, Peterson documents the importance of the river and its fish to the region – its economy, communities, and culture. The story outlines the threats posed by the Susitna dam and the work of the Susitna River Coalition, which is aimed at protecting our free-flowing, healthy watershed so that future generations of salmon, wildlife, and humans can depend on it as we do today.
The Super Salmon, has received multiple awards including the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival Special Jury Mention, the 2016 Port Townsend Film Festival Audience Choice Award, and the 2016 Anchorage International Film Festival Jury Award.
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