Red Gold: Inside the effort to protect the world's greatest wild sockeye salmon fishery from gold mining.
October 18, 2010
Alaskans bring award winning film to London;
Highlight jeweller support for protecting Bristol Bay
Free screening and reception at the Frontline Club, Nov. 4th
Bristol Bay, Alaska, October 18 -- Alaskans are bringing award-winning film Red Gold to London.
A delegation of Alaska Natives and commercial fishermen from Bristol Bay, the world's largest remaining wild sockeye salmon fishery, is coming to the UK to bring attention to the threat of London-based mining giant Anglo American's proposed Pebble Mine. If built, it would be the largest open-pit mine in North America, directly upstream from the most valuable wild sockeye runs on Earth. The UK is the largest importer of Bristol Bay wild salmon.
A highlight of the trip is a free screening of the award-winning film Red Gold at the Frontline Club on Thursday, 4 November. Red Gold, from Felt Soul Media, tells the story of the fight against the mine by Alaska Native communities and fishermen, who rely on the salmon for their lives and livelihoods. The film has received numerous awards from US and UK audiences and was recently named one of the Top 25 nature documentary films of all time by Outside magazine.
Bristol Bay protection is also supported by prominent US and UK jewellers, including Tiffany & Co., Goldsmiths, and Mappin & Webb, who have pledged not to use gold from the proposed mine. While in London, the Alaskan delegation will announce the record number of jewellers to sign the pledge.
Come view the film, meet the Alaskan delegation and learn more about the campaign to protect Bristol Bay.
Screening of award winning film Red Gold
7 pm Thursday, followed by reception with Alaskan community leaders.
Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
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