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Red Gold (2008)

 -  Documentary  -  24 May 2008 (USA)
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The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers, the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Two mining companies, Northern Dynasty ... See full summary »

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The Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska is home to the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers, the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Two mining companies, Northern Dynasty Minerals and Anglo American, have proposed an open-pit and under-ground mine at the headwaters of the two rivers. The area is the second largest deposit of copper, gold and molybdenum ever discovered and has an estimated value of more than $300 billion. Despite promises of a clean project by mining officials, the accident-plagued history of hard rock mining has wrought one of the biggest land use issues Alaska has ever faced. Red Gold is our attempt to give a face to the issue, and give a voice to the people of Bristol Bay who depend on this extraordinary fishery. We set out to create a different kind of environmental documentary--one that gives all sides a chance to be seen and heard. Red Gold is more about the place and its people than the facts and numbers. For the first time, Bristol Bay's ... Written by Felt Soul Media

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Beautiful film on an important issue
27 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've had the privilege of seeing this film twice now, and it's quite a work of art. The Bristol Bay area is breathtaking, and these young filmmakers capture its beauty in a remarkable way. This film belongs on the Discovery Channel or Nat Geo! It's a perfect hybrid of gorgeous cinematography and insightful commentary on an issue that unknown to much of the "lower 48". Not only does it explore one of America's hidden geographical treasures, but it also brings light to an important issue facing its community. More importantly, the issues dealt with are actually of national importance. FYI: Governor Sarah Palin voted AGAINST the preservation of Bristol Bay, despite having named her pregnant teenage daughter after it!


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