On Thursday, February 7, the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is sponsoring a Wilderness & Environment film night at the Arcata Playhouse. The night’s theme is Rivers and the Creatures that Rely on Them. We will be screening two films: “Dancing Salmon” and “On the Trail of Tarka.” There will be concessions, a raffle, and a presentation with HSU professor Jeff Black about the films and his work with the River Otter Citizen Science Project and the North Coast Otters art project.
Dancing Salmon Home – “‘Dancing Salmon Home’ is a journey of loss and reunification, across generations and oceans, as the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Northern California journeys to New Zealand to meet their long-lost Chinook salmon relatives, which have been missing from their river for 65 years. Along the way, the 28 tribal members hold four days of ceremony beside New Zealand’s Rakaia River, forging enduring bonds with the Maori people of the region, and sharing a message of respect for the natural world, and launching plans to bring their salmon home.”- Will Doolittle
On the Trail of Tarka – “No one has ever succeeded in making a film about Britain’s river otters…until now. Award winning filmmakers Charlie Hamilton James and Philippa Forrester went in search of otters on a short stretch of the River Torridge in Devon, immortalized eighty years ago by Henry Williamson in his famous novel Tarka the Otter. Over months of patient fieldwork they got to know a family of wild otters and filmed the kind of intimate footage that had always been thought impossible. The result is both a lyrical portrait of these shy creatures, and a tribute to Williamson’s skills as a writer and naturalist.” -ironammonite.com
Tickets are available at the door, $10 for general admittance and $8 for students. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and films start at 6:30 p.m. The Arcata Playhouse is located at 1251 9th St, Arcata.
Questions about this event? Call the NEC office 707.822.6918.