DEEP DIVE: the documentaries - One-Time Only - Voices of Our Salish Sea.

July 13, 2019
9:30 a.m. Registration & Program 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission Information:

Pay-as-You-Can. Suggested donation- $25.  

DEEP DIVE: the documentaries showcases current documentaries about environmental issues unique to the Salish Sea.   Speakers are all associated with the making of the films or the art. This is a satellite event of the DEEP DIVE exhibition at San Juan Islands Museum of Art, which uses art as a voice to illustrate the beauty and the challenges of the Salish Sea.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience legendary speakers on our ocean life in one room on one day.   

Featured works are Artifishal, The Road to Extinction is Paved with Good Intentions, a new film by Patagonia that explores the threats to wild salmon.  The Searching For Chinook documentary by PNW Protectors, set out to film the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) when they found themselves at the center of developing events involving Tahlequah and her dead calf, public comments on breaching dams and the drama between scientists and politicians. 

Seattle Times journalist Lynda Mapes presentsToxins in the Salish Sea. Dammed To Extinction, written by Steven Hawley and directed by Michael Peterson describe the dwindling numbers of salmon and SRKW in the Pacific Northwest. They depict the life work of Ken Balcomb who says, “Studying whales is science. Removing dams is politics.”

In an interplay of arts, the speakers and films are joined by poet Rena Priest, a dance video depicting stories of SRKW called APEX by Heather Nickelson and Uko Gorter, and the music of renown composer Alex Shapiro.

Blake Budwill and Luke Erickson, a local high school student motivated to save the orcas, show their short film/school project to complete the presentations.

View the full program at www.sjima.orgunder “Learn.” A dialogue follows each showing or presentation with the videographers, directors or subjects in the film.

Attendees should feel free to bring a sack lunch or order meat, vegetarian or vegan sandwich box from Kings Market by contacting:  [email protected]. The box contains a sandwich, drink and a cookie and costs $10.

Sign up at SJIMA during regular hours Thursday-Monday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Admission will be available at the door if space is available on the day of the symposium.

In order to make it easy for everyone to attend this important symposium, we have decided to make this a Pay-As-You-Can event. We deeply thank you and appreciate any donations you may make to help cover the costs of this event. Donations can be made online at or at the reception desk at SJIMA during regular hours, or at the door on Saturday, July 13.   Doors open at 9:00 a.m.