Dancing Salmon Home is an emotional journey of loss and reunification, across generations and oceans, as members of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of northern California travel to New Zealand to meet their long-lost Chinook salmon family relatives who were missing from their McCloud River homeland for 65 years. Along the way, the 28 tribal members hold four days of ceremony beside New Zealand’s Rakaia River, forging enduring bonds with the Maori people of the region, sharing a message of respect for the natural world and launching plans to bring their salmon home.
Length: 66 min.
Director: Will Doolittle
Producer: Will Doolittle
Producer Web site: moving-image.com
Distributor: Moving Image Productions
Distributor Web site: dancingsalmonhome.com
Best Documentary Feature, 2012 American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco
Festivals: 2013 Wild &Science Film Festival, Nevada City, CA
2013 Peace on Earth Film Festival, Chicago, IL
2013 American Documentary Film Festival Palm Springs, CA
2013 Focus Film Festival, Chico, CA
2013 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Screenings: Eugene Premier, May 2013
Redding, CA, Premier, May 2013