NECESSITY: CLIMATE JUSTICE & THE THIN GREEN LINE w/ Bring The Salmon Home
This story of climate resistance in the Pacific Northwest brings into view a historical landscape of tribal leaders, Indigenous activists, and white allies as they resist oil trains and terminals in the transport of highly toxic products through critical waterways and treaty lands.Directors' Bio:Director Jan Haaken (Left) is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at Portland State University. Co-Director Samantha Praus (Right) is a queer, latinx documentary filmmaker, cultural anthropologist, and public health researcher in Oregon. The directors bring their research backgrounds in participatory action methods and activist commitments to this project. "This doc covers a lot of ground in one hour including indigenous perspectives, archival footage, a trial and the role of youth in environment-conscious action. Filmmakers strike a great balance of factual information about issues that are so close to home and personal and emotional perspectives involved." – BendFilm Team
Tribal communities embark on a 300-mile run in solidarity to the headwaters of the Klamath River.Director's Bio:Shane Anderson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and conservationist with a focus on socio-environmental issues in the American West. Native to the Pacific Northwest, his films have been broadcast nationally on PBS, utilized in education curriculums, and have driven impact campaigns that have led to positive conservation outcomes for rivers, forests, and wild fish.