Chuitna: More Than Salmon on the Line (2015)
30min · Documentary, Short, Adventure · 1 January 2015
Set in Alaska's remote Chuitna Watershed, Chuitna chronicles the journey of conservation-minded fly fishermen who travel to this unspoiled wilderness to wade waist-deep into its salmon-rich waters and the fight to defeat the proposed Chuitna Mine, which would destroy more than 30 square miles of this invaluable ecosystem. Through the eyes of Al Goozmer (Tyonek Tribal President), Terry Jorgensen (a commercial fisherman), and Judy and Larry Heilman (founders of the Chuitna Citizens Coalition), these anglers learn about the devastating impact the mine would have on the Chuitna's residents as well as its vibrant lands and waters. With every conversation and every cast, a deeper appreciation for the Chuitna is obtained and a heightened desire to conserve this irreplaceable resource is instilled.