Filmmaker: Jeremy Roberts
At the end of the 2014 fishing season, five respected fly fishermen came together to celebrate the joy and passion of fly fishing and to discuss the biggest threat anglers face: a changing climate and warming trout waters.
4:15 pm at the Opera House – Block 8
Filmmaker: Daniel Göz
Each fall the highly endangered European lake trout returns to its birthplace high in the Swiss Alps to reproduce. Driven by their instincts and guided by remarkable senses, the trout mate, displaying a complex spawning ritual in this harsh environment.
4:22 pm Sunday at the Opera House – Block 13
Filmmakers: Jeremy Monroe and David Herasimtschuk
The Last Dragons features North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander that lives as much in myth as in reality. In many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.
3:53 pm Sunday at the Opera House – Block 13
Filmmaker: Ryan Peterson
An open-pit mining boom is underway in northern British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines, at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska, has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks that threaten multi-billion dollar fishing and tourism industries.
3:45 pm Sunday at the Opera House – Block 13
Filmmakers: Ben Raines, Lynn Rabren
The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is the most bio-diverse area in North America. This film provides a visually stunning look at the region, covering everything from the ancient climactic forces that shaped its evolution to its remarkable biological richness to current issues putting increased pressure on its fragile ecosystems.
Filmmaker: Charlotte Engel
North America is under attack by a relentless aquatic invader. Accidentally released into the Mississippi River 30 years ago, the Asian Carp have been heading north ever since. Famous for their insatiable hunger and their jumping, Asian Carp are now only 100 kilometers south of Lake Michigan. Can they be stopped?
Filmmakers: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Matt Stoecker
Dam removal has gone beyond the Monkey Wrench Gang and gone mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other fish the right to return to spawning grounds. DamNation’s majestic cinematography moves through rivers and landscapes altered by dams. It also captures a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Filmmakers: Ethan Oser, Gabriel Felder, Paul Blake
The Northern Snakehead is a monster and it has invaded the Potomac River, but Maryland and Virginia have very different ways of dealing with this invasive species. Do we leave them be or eat them until they are all gone?