Red Gold

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Red Gold | felt soul media
TRT | 55 minutes
Format | High Definition DVC Pro HD 50 720p/24p
Directors | Travis Rummel & Ben Knight
Producer | Travis Rummel
Editor | Ben Knight
Director of Photography | Ben Knight
Associate Producer | Lauren Oakes
Motion Graphics | Barry Thompson

Synopsis | At the headwaters of the Kvichak and the Nushagak Rivers in Bristol Bay Alaska—the two largest remaining sockeye salmon runs on the planet—mining companies Northern Dynasty and Anglo American have proposed to extract what may prove to be the richest deposit of gold and copper in the world. Filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel spent 70 days in Bristol Bay documenting the growing unrest among native, commercial and sport fishermen who oppose the proposed Pebble Mine as well as giving mine officials a chance to argue their case. The open-pit and underground Pebble Mine could require the largest dam ever constructed to contain toxic runoff from mine waste. Red Gold is a portrait of a unique way of life that would not exist if the salmon didn't return with Bristol Bay's tide.

World Premiere | Telluride Mountainfilm Festival May 24, 2008

Awards |
Telluride Mountainfilm, Director’s Choice Best Film
Telluride Mountainfilm, Audience Choice Best Film
Newburyport Film Festival, Best Cinematography
Ellensburg Film Festival, Best Film
Taos Mountainfilm Festival, Best Environmental Film

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