Keely Weget-Whitney braved the frigid waters and strong currents of the Fraser Canyon as she swam sixty kilometres of the Fraser River from Lillooet to the Stein River in 2017. The story of her swim was captured in the short film ‘For the Love of Salmon’ by Jan Vozenilek of Copper Sky Productions. Keely’s goal was to raise awareness about the depleting number of wild salmon and its impact on her culture and the environment.
The short film was screened worldwide and won several awards, including for categories such as best cinematography and audience choice. We are excited to share this inspiring documentary with you. Learn more about the For the Love of Salmon film, including some of the awards it won and a list of where it was screened at the original blog post.
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Check out these other films by Jan Vozenilek of Copper Sky Productions:
Albatross is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.
This film highlights the restoration efforts being undertaken by the MCRI, to return the creek to its natural flow, restore essential habitat for wildlife, and provide an active corridor and essential greenspace for residents and visitors each day.
Learn more about where the project is today.
Following a study looking to determine if microplastics are present in Okanagan Lake, this film emphasizes the importance of protecting freshwater resources. Find out more about the study here.
Rivershed is connecting a movement to protect and restore the Fraser Watershed. We can’t do it alone, a watershed-wide effort is needed to achieve protection and restoration goals. Join the Watershed Movement today.