This river story is a lesson in the residence of nature - and the best things are wild and free.
A River's Last Chance depicts the ongoing story of California's mighty Eel River. This film takes a look at the historical impacts of: logging, salmon, agriculture, drought, and climate climate change in a relevant and forward thinking approach.
The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over fishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts, a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eels recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s underground multi-billion dollar cannabis economy and the multi billion dollar wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino.
This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a rivers recovery and economic future.
A River’s Last Chance premiered to a sold out crowd at the Portland Eco Film Fest, has won “Best Environmental Film” at the Yosemite Film Festival and will debut at the 2018 Wild and Scenic Film festival and the 2018 Siskiyou Film Festival.