“We Can’t Eat Gold,” a film about the proposed Pebble mine and its potential impact on Bristol Bay salmon runs and the people of the region, premieres in Homer at 3 p.m. today at Pioneer Hall, Kachemak Bay Campus. Created by Alaska filmmakers Joshua Tucker and Giovanna Marcantonio, looks at the question “How does it feel when your ancestors have been surviving off the same land for thousands of years and then that land is threatened?” The filmmakers traveled in small boats and talked to Alaska Native elders and youth about how their lives are intertwined with the world’s biggest salmon runs. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Free DVD copies of the film also will be available, with donations accepted.
“We Can’t Eat Gold” will be shown July 19, July 26 and 27 at Out North Contemporary Art House, Anchorage; Aug. 3 and 4 at Salmonstock at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik; Aug. 12-18 at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, Vancouver, Wash.; October at the Moab Film Festival; and in November at the Salmon Film Festival, Brookings, Calif.
For more information, visit wecanteatgold.net.