OFS Screening - Dammed to Extinction

Thursday September 12th 2019

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm
Tickets $10 GA / $7 OFS

Join us for a screening of the important film that tells the story of orca scientists, local citizens, tribal members, and others who have been working to protect orca by restoring the salmon they depend on. For centuries, three unique pods of killer whales have thrived off the coast of Washington, spending summers in the interior waters of the Salish Sea, feasting on chinook salmon. For the past 50 years, these orcas’ presence has thrilled and fascinated people–biologists, tourists, and unsuspecting boaters and fishermen. But chinook salmon are in trouble–with less than one percent of their historic abundance in the Pacific Northwest. The beloved local orca whales’ fate has followed the salmon. Dams have been the main culprit behind salmons’ demise. A broad and growing coalition of scientists, economists, conservationists, and citizens say removing the worst fish killing dams is the best chance we have to bring abundant runs of salmon and the orca that rely on them. Learn more and view a preview at www.dammedtoextinction.com Co-sponsored by Sierra Club, Earth Justice, Orca Conservancy and National Wildlife Federation.

Dir: Michael Peterson / 2019 / US / 51 min


Tickets available online and at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
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