For the Love of Salmon

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Film Info

Film Year: 2018

Film Duration: 8 min

Country: Canada

Language: English


Jan Vozenilek

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Under a haze of wildfire smoke and with her ancestors watching from above, Keely Weget-Whitney steps into the frigid and fast-moving waters of the Fraser River with one goal in mind: make people care. Join the 25-year-old member of the Stlatlimx First Nation as she embarks on a 60 kilometre swim to bring awareness to the depleting number of salmon and its impacts on her culture and the environment. “I just feel that if I care, a young Indigenous Stlatlimx mother, people will reflect on that, and theyll say why am I not caring, what can I do for a change?” As she battles the strong current and her own self doubt, Keely encourages us all to come together to make change.