Submitted by the Friday Harbor Film Festival.
“The Breach” and “The Wild” will begin with a free online showing Thursday, July 14 as Friday Harbor Film Festival’s next offering in The Director Series. From July 15 – 27 this double feature will be available for $1.95. Watch the trailer at https://watch.eventive.org/fhff-director-series/play/62817b94d91099006b4dd3a2/6261a0af56046b00617ad9b9?m=1.
“The Breach” explores the alarming drop in the Pacific Northwest’s wild salmon population. The film uses beautiful cinematography and effective storytelling from the point of view of the salmon to portray the mutually beneficial relationship between salmon and humans. This leads the viewer to understand the importance of saving bodies of water critical to the survival of salmon and other wildlife.
“The Wild” picks up where “The Breach” ended, as filmmaker Mark Titus returns to the wilds of Alaska, where the people of Bristol Bay and its wild salmon runs face devastation if a massive open-pit copper mine is constructed in the headwaters of the most prodigious wild sockeye salmon run in the world. The conflict in Alaska becomes a harbinger to a larger, global question: How do we reconcile human separation from the natural world that sustains us – and if we can change course – how do we save what remains?