Wild Salmon Rising: Two epic stories about the greatest salmon rivers on Earth and fishing

Save Our Wild Salmon and Wild Salmon Center Present Eastern Rises + The Greatest Migration 

The Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East might as well be the end of the earth. Its enormous, wild landscape is threaded with rivers, teeming with massive mouse-eating trout and swarming with bugs, bears and salmon. In other words, this place is the Holy Grail for truly obsessed, half-crazed fly fishermen.

In Felt Soul Media’s Eastern Rises, fishing is poetry; Bigfoot lurks in the fog; and fishermen risk life and limb in decommissioned Cold War helicopters to explore rivers that have never been fished. Eastern Rises has won awards including: Best Sport at Banff Mountainfilm, Create Your Legend Award at Boulder Adventure Film, Best Film at The Drake Magazine Video Awards, Golden Trout at Winston Rod Company, Audience Choice at Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Audience Choice at Rossland Mountain Film and Best Action at Flagstaff Mountain Film.

“Kamchatka is like going back in time” and Eastern Rises gives us a glimpse of what the Pacific Northwest once was: rivers exploding with salmon, fishing communities rich with the day’s catch and wildlife abundant and healthy. In fact, one-hundred years ago, the mighty Columbia-Snake Rivers boasted the world’s largest salmon runs — but today these iconic fish are struggling to survive.

In EP Films’ The Greatest Migration, we follow endangered Snake River salmon as they tackle an incredible journey from Alaska to Idaho's wild and rugged Sawtooth Mountains — swimming farther and climbing higher than any salmon on Earth.

Wild salmon are an integral part of our cultures, ecosystems, food security and global economy. To save them, we must protect our best remaining rivers and remove the dams that are literally blocking wild salmon from their very survival. It’s time to fight.

Join Save Our Wild Salmon and Wild Salmon Center to enjoy an evening of films, local brews, wild smoked salmon and gear giveaways! Take action to save wild salmon in our backyard!

When: April 14 — Doors at 7pm, Films at 7:30pm

Where: Boothster — 521 NE Davis in Portland

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