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Artifishal

The effort to save wild salmon from California to Alaska has been costly, and with a few notable exceptions, largely ineffective. Humankind, over the centuries, has continually put up obstacle after obstacle for wild salmon to conquer, and the numbers are dwindling.

The new film, “Artifishal,” sponsored by Patagonia, documents the challenges that come with wild salmon recovery. The trailer (above) is sobering, yet poignant. Oftentimes, we know the solutions to restoring wild salmon runs, but it will take money (and we’ve already spent billions) and political will. But the tide might be turning in favor of the wild fish. The film tours the country in April. Check it out.

— Chris Hunt