A World Without Salmon? It’s Happening in Alaska

Filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee’s Yukon Kings follows Ray Waska as he teaches his grandchildren how to fish during the summer salmon run in the Alaskan Yukon Delta. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, this Yup’ik fisherman holds onto the hope that his family will one day pass on the traditional knowledge to future generations. 

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