The Wild

How Do You Save What You Love?

By suddenly dismantling safeguards the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) had enacted to protect the salmon, water and people of Bristol Bay - the current political regime in the United States has unilaterally revived a mining corporation’s relentless pursuit to build North America’s largest open-pit copper mine - directly in the headwaters of the most prodigious wild sockeye salmon run in the world.

"The Wild" is a race against time, where the hard-fought-for/hard-won protections for Bristol Bay now seem as fleeting as morning mist. Focused through the lens of Mark Titus’ inherent love for wild salmon, the conflict in Alaska becomes a harbinger to a larger, global question: How do we reconcile human separation from the natural world that sustains us – and if we can change course - how do we save what remains?

How do you save what you love?

Director(s): Mark Titus
Script: Mark Titus, Eric Frith
Production: Mark Titus, John W. Comerford, August Island Pictures
Music: David Parfit
Actors: Yvon Chouinard, Yvon Chouinard, Tom Colicchio, Tom Douglas, Steve Gleason, Bella Hammond, Mark Harmon, Avery McCammon, Apay'Uq Moore, Mark Titus
Year: 2019
Duration: 65 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: United States
Screening rights: Smart House Creative (United States)


Main topic(s): Natural Resources & Mining
Secondary topics: biodiversity toxins politics interconnection water cycle wilderness wildlife
Mentions: alaska salmon fishing mining copper Seattle alcoholism EPA Trump Bristol Bay Pebble indigenous orca whale
Topic Page(s): Natural Resources & Mining

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