By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 03 October, 2013
The makers of Salmon Confidential aren’t keen on keeping anything about their new documentary quiet.
The movie, which debuted Wednesday at the Vancouver International Film Festival, looks at B.C. activist Alexandra Morton's quest to save the province’s iconic, beloved and delicious wild salmon. Morton aims to ensure her story of the viruses infecting B.C.’s sockeye salmon goes viral and, to that end, is releasing it for free on the movie’s website salmonconfidential.ca after the movie wraps at VIFF on 4 October.
Morton set her big screen debut in motion when she contacted filmmaker Twyla Roscovich. She felt a movie needed to be made to raise awareness about the state of the fisheries and the fallout from the federal inquiry called in 2009 to look into the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River. Dubbed the Cohen Commission — it was headed by Justice Bruce Cohen — the inquiry's final report released in 2012 was titled The Uncertain Future of Fraser River Sockeye.