Trailer: New Film Spotlights Climate Impact on Sports Fishery, Species
January 21, 2016
Todd Tanner is someone who is doing a whole lot of good work in climate education in a large, important, but often neglected community – hunters and anglers.
Outdoorsmen are among the keenest observers of nature that we have, and are often picking up on phenomena that the science community has not yet named – but they are not often well represented among the activist types I know who are working on this issue. In addition, these are people who know all too well what we stand to lose if business as usual continues unchanged. They represent the lineage of connection to the natural world that goes back to before human beings had language to describe it.
I’ve interviewed Todd a few times, and find him to be one of the best, most credible spokespeople out there.
Now there’s a new movie from Tanner’s organization, Conservation Hawks, called Chrome, which focuses on a small party of fly fishermen, and women, in search of the magnificent Steelhead. I’ve seen the whole thing, and although relatively short, it’s unique and powerful in this genre. The trailer is above.
I gather the film will be making the rounds of festivals, etc, but I hope to feature it as soon as it is generally available on line.
Below, the Yale video I made including Tanner and others in the outdoors community – worth your attention.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEMt8Mf6NGU