The Breach

Salmon, as staple and icon, have always been central to life in the Pacific Northwest. Yet as human threats are putting our fragile give and take with this patron species at grave risk, Seattle filmmaker, and former fishing guide, Mark Titus journeys north to examine its history and present dangers: dams in Oregon and Washington, fish farms in BC, and giant-scale mining in Alaska. Mapping the impending disaster if we don't protect the ecosystems in the world's largest source of this miraculous species, he offers an inventive, visually delightful and clear-eyed overview of an essential issue.

Awards
Best International Feature Documentary, 26th Galway Film Fleadh
Best of Fest selection, Palm Springs Film Festival 2015

About the attending filmmaker
John W. Comerford is a recognized writer/producer of independent media. He is president of Seattle based Paradigm Studio. John served on the board of the Seattle International Film Festival, now serving at the Northwest Film Forum. He is on the adjunct faculty at Seattle University’s film studies department having graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder studying with experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage and documentarian Jerry Aronson. His work includes the award winning coming-of-age drama Around the Fire, critically acclaimed trans-media series, Icons Among Us: jazz in present tense and recently wrapped narrative mass-shooting exploration Wallflower. His collaborations are available worldwide via digital, television and limited theatrical outlets.

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