From filmmakers Colin Arisman and Oliver Sutro comes "School of Fish" which premiers today sharing the story of the relationship of Bristol Bay, salmon, and the indigenous people who live there. Orvis supported this film and for Giving Tuesday, they have pledged 10% of today's profits to Trout Unlimited and the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide School.
Indigenous people and salmon have been intertwined for thousands of years in
Bristol Bay, Alaska. The knowledge of harvesting, preserving and sharing fish
is as important here as any lesson in a book. Today, kids must not only learn
from their elders how to fish, but also how to fight. For the last century,
corporations have sought to extract the wealth of this rich region. Now Pebble
Mine threatens to pollute the pristine headwaters of Bristol Bay.
of Fish” offers an intimate portrait inside one family's seasonal salmon
rituals and their connection to the Bristol Bay Guide Academy, where local
youth are empowered through flyfishing to serve as guides and
conservationists. Can the next generation step up to defend the most prolific
salmon run left on earth?
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