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Rock Paper Fish

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Catalogue Number:  WCM002
Producer:  Wild Confluence Media
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Canadian World Studies, Current Events, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  28


DVD Price:  $179.00
3 year post-secondary streaming price:  $269.00
DVD+3yr Post-Sec Stream Price:  $359.00
3yr K-12 Stream Price :  $179.00
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Journey deep into the rainforest of southeast Alaska, where life is inseparable from the age-old rhythms of the Chilkat River. Every year, all five species of salmon return to the Chilkat, drawing the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles, insatiable grizzly bears, and fascinated tourists. The salmon also define life for two communities: The ancient Tlingit village of Klukwan and the scrappy commercial fishing town, Haines.

Meanwhile, a modern-day gold rush is under way. Helicopters fly between cliff-side drill pads as Constantine Metal Resources races to explore the potential of a hard-rock mine. Downstream in Haines and Klukwan, some locals are eager for a mining boom, while others fear that the risks to the Chilkat Watershed far outweigh short-term economic benefits. The prospect of a mine has deeply divided the communities, and left them struggling to keep pace with the agenda of multinational corporations. “Rock-Paper-Fish” offers a vivid look into the lives of Alaskans grappling with questions as immense as the place they call home.   


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