Hupacasath First Nation is pleased to welcome Canada Wild Productions to film migrating sockeye salmon on our territory. They have been chasing sockeye along their route and it has taken us right up into Secwepemc Territory to the Adams River where we filmed the spawn last fall.
For 2-3 days this June, the three person camera crew will be working on the Sproat, Somass and Stamp Rivers filming the silver phase of the sockeye. The shoot is part of a large project that will be unveiled to the public in the summer of 2017 — an outdoor cinematic art installation that will showcase the Pacific salmon to audiences in downtown Vancouver during the summer evenings.
Using multiple projectors we will portray the wonder of the sockeye migration and bring the heart of our rivers right into the heart of the city. The project is called UNINTERRUPTED because it will use the technology of the future to celebrate an iconic event that has been part of the Pacific coast for millennia — and emphasize why its so important that it continue uninterrupted for millennia to come.
UNINTERRUPTED is a Canada Wild production. They have letters of support from the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band where the Adams River flows, and the Mayor of Vancouver. Their lead community partner is the Pacifc Salmon Foundation. Principal photography has been made possible by the generous support of Vancity, the Moore Foundation, BC Arts Council, National Film Board, Pacific Salmon Foundation and individual donors.
We look forward to seeing them on the river this summer!