Thank you to all those who watched the premiere live online!
Salmon Wars: Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities is a wide-ranging exploration of net cage salmon aquaculture and its social, economic and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. This eye-opening 70-minute video documentary surveys industry representatives, community activists, scientists, environmentalists and politicians, including Nova Scotia's Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment. Financed entirely by citizen donations and designed for free distribution on the internet, Salmon Wars probes not only our stewardship of the oceans, but also the alliances between industry and government, the ability of local communities to influence their own futures, and the health of democracy in Atlantic Canada.
Salmon Wars premiered as part of the Oceans Film Festival at the Spatz Theatre in Citadel High School, Halifax, on June 13, 2012 -- and simultaneously in other centres and on the internet. The event was free of charge.
‘Salmon Wars’ Screenings in Nova Scotia were held at the following locations.
|Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School|
|Jordan Bay||Jordan Bay Hall|
|Port Mouton||Port Mouton Recreation Centre|
|Wolfville||Al Whittle Theatre|
By March 1, 2013, Salmon Wars had been shown 29 times in 23 communities around Nova Scotia, had been broadcast repeatedly on Telile, Cape Breton's community TV service, and had been downloaded by viewers all over the world. More than 1,800 DVDs of the film, which were made available free of charge by citizen contributions, had been distributed to interested groups and individuals, chiefly in the Maritimes but also in the US and Europe. The film has inspired numerous news pieces and sparked intense discussion surrounding the issue of open net-pen salmon feedlots. We will continue working tirelessly to distribute this film in the hopes that it will effect change and bring an end to the expansion of this destructive industry.