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Movie Night - "The Return"

June 17, 2021 - 7:30pm(PDT/PST)
Vancouver (District 3)
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Movie Night – The Return by Marina Dodis

A story about the return of wild salmon to their spawning grounds in the city of Vancouver.

Thursday June 17, 2021 – 7:30 – 8:30 pm (PDT/PST)

Location: Virtual / Zoom (link and password to be emailed a week prior)

Cost: $5, all proceeds will be donated to the Still Moon Arts Society (Still Creek Streamkeepers)

Please join us for a fun and informative movie screening of the film The Return by Vancouver filmmaker Marina Dodis (2020).  Through stunning cinematography, witness the return of salmon to rejuvenated lower mainland creeks and rivers and see the effects of the efforts of hundreds of hours of stream restoration work.  Marina will be with us to introduce the movie, and we will host a live discussion and Q&Q with Marina and Dianne Ramage, Pacific Streamkeeper Federation Trainer, after the movie.

The meeting will be hosted on Zoom.  For the screening, you will be re-directed to the movie on a separate website.  If your home internet capabilities allow for it, we will keep the Zoom meeting “live” during the movie (video off and on mute) with the chat feature enabled you can comment and ask questions as it plays to create a Netflix “watch party” feel.  With that in mind, you may wish to have a second screen, smart TV or other device available (phone, tablet etc.). If you only have one screen to watch the movie on but want to take part in the chat, you can also split your screen using the Windows button (the four squares) and the right and left arrow buttons.  Participating in the chat room during the movie is entirely optional.  The movie is 20 minutes long, and everyone will be directed back to the Zoom meeting after the movie screening is over to participate in the live discussion and Q&A.

The movie is suitable for all ages (older children and teens) should you wish to watch with other members of your household. 

Synopsis about the movie:

"There is something astonishing happening in the city of Vancouver. Largely unnoticed amidst vehicle traffic, industrial sites and construction, wild salmon are returning to their ancient spawning grounds. Once an important salmon bearing area, this watershed became severely degraded as the city grew. The run collapsed and was declared “dead”. As salmon are iconic for people in British Columbia, concerned citizens became engaged.

The rewilding has begun to pay off. After disappearing for 80 years, people can now witness the autumn spectacle of these powerful swimmers fighting to reach the streams they hatched in. To have a salmon run taking place within city limits is almost completely unique in a metropolis of this size. Filmed with a quiet, observing lens over many years, "The Return" takes us into hidden enclaves of wilderness within the city, where tiny salmon smolts shimmer beneath the water's surface. Now that they have come back, their future is in our hands."

For more information about the movie, to view the trailer, and to learn more about the work Marina is doing, please visit the movie website: https://madodis.wixsite.com/the-return

Register and pay below.  Your donation will go to the Still Creek Streamkeepers.