Leaping Frog Films presents
River as Spirit & Illahee
Friday, October 12, 2012
Film 7 pm
River as Spirit - Rebirth of the Elwha **This films first showing at the Rose Theatre sold out in 25 minutes! Get your tickets early.** This film is a meditation on the soul of the Elwha River and the people and salmon who have been a part of it for thousands of years. This past summer, just a week before the historic dam removal work officially began; filmmakers flew and filmed the length of the river, from its source high in the Olympic Mountains to the mouth of the Strait of Juan De Fuca in slow motion. The weather was perfect, and resulting footage stunning. Set to Native American music, poetry and narrated in the native Klallam language with English subtitles. This simple and profoundly beautiful film has proven meserizing to both Tribal and non-tribal audiences alike.
Illahee - Saving Puget Sound One Watershed at a Time
This film is an inspirational story of a community near Bremerton and their effort to preserve
and restore a forest, a salmon stream and Puget Sound. Started modestly by forward-looking residents of the past, and carried on by succeeding generations, this extraordinary and sustained effort has insured that Illahee's natural treasures will be its legacy to the future of Puget Sound.