Directors: Sachi Cunningham and Jennifer Galvin
Winner of the Director’s Award for Cinematography and second place for the Audience Award at Woods Hole Film Festival
The salmon of Washington’s Elwha River sustained Dick Goin for the first half of his life. He and his family had been nourished by these salmon since migrating to the Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl. But since 1913, when a dam without any fish passages was constructed across the river, the salmon population had declined to less than 90% of its former size.
Goin never forgot his debt to the salmon, and spent the last half of his life fighting to bring these fish back to the river. A pulp mill worker and master fisherman by trade, he drew on his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history.
The Memory of Fish paints a documentary portrait of the heroism of one man with a mission: to bring the salmon home.
Released in 2016
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