This Living Salish Sea
What is at risk and what do we have to lose?
"Map of the Salish Sea & Surrounding Basin" Stefan Freelan, WWU 2009
The Salish Sea stretches from Puget Sound off the Washington coast to Desolation Sound in British Columbia. This beautiful sea is full of life and is currently threatened by the increase in large tanker traffic from the proposed oil pipelines and liquid natural gas and coal exports. This increased traffic brings ever-increasing risk to the fish, mammals and all other life dependent on the Salish Sea.
BC filmmaker, sculptor and diver, Sarama is filming the abundant and varied life under the water of the Salish Sea to bring its beauty and diversity to the screen for all to see and experience.
Sarama follows the story of the fossil fuel industry and just what they plan to do and how risky it will be.
While there have been stories and film on the pipelines and fracking and how they effect the land and animals, there has been little of the Salish Sea and the risk to the life it holds.
This is a chance to help bring these images and story to the surface for all to see and understand just what we are risking with the continued push for more fossil fuels and more petro dollars.
After the response by audiences to his short film, This Living Earth at Gospel Rock, and its underwater scenes, Sarama knew he had to make a film about the Salish Sea and its underwater life. He has already started filming beginning with the tar sands and the Healing Walk, the large tankers coming into Vancouver, BC and lots of dive trips to document the underwater life.
The filmmaker has invested his own money and time into this project, including building and designing some of his underwater camera equipment. This is not a commercial film, but a documentary film from the heart to help save the Salish Sea.
Sarama with one of his underwater cameras.While it takes more than the $10,000 asked for here to make the entire film, this will cover much of the out-of-pocket travel costs.
Contributors will help make this film happen and be a part of telling the story of why we need to stop putting our beautiful Salish Sea at risk for more and more fossil fuels.