We Can't Eat Gold
Documentary by Johua Tucker
The biggest gold mine in the world could soon be permitted to began excavating a quarter mile deep pit among the headwaters of the worlds richest salmon spawning streams which are located in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. They call it the Pebble Mine, and for more than a decade leaders from many different Alaska Native communities have been raising their voices to defend their lands from the toxic impacts Pebble Mine would have on the salmon runs they depend on for survival. Yet, their voices have not been heard by many Gigi and I travelled to bring their stories to you.
We are proud to announce the premiere of our new feature length documentary We Can't Eat Gold at the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in April 2013. WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER We Can't Eat Gold opens a space for Alaska Native elders and youth to share their subsistence ways of life and perspectives on the proposed Pebble Mine ;before President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency decide if they will allow the mine to go forward or work to block it under the Clean Water Act.
Watching families catch, prepare and smoke salmon traditionally, the audience travels with elders and tribal leaders in small boats as they share their stories of the impacts the exploration of Pebble Mine has already had on the King Salmon and Caribou populations which are critical food sources for their communities.
Our documentary is an independent production paid, for out the pockets of two recent college graduates. We need your support to get DVDs and posters to you and tens of thousands of others. Its important to us that Alaska Native voices be heard before Alaskan voters decide on the proposed Pebble Mine in a state wide ballot initiative this November. We have two weeks to raise $2,000 for DVDs and posters.
Together we can make certain Alaska Native voices are heard loud and clear before others decide the future of the lands they have called home for over 1,000 years. PLEASE DONATE TODAY If you donate $50 I will mail you an advance release DVD to share. Please join our 'small group of thoughtful committed citizens' and share this e-mail and our new website on e-mail lists, in newsletters and on Facebook.
Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or ideas, Thanks so much, Onward,
Joshua Tucker, Director: We Can't Eat Gold
Josh & Gigi Productions