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Poisoning Paradise, Refuge

  • The Cine-Yurt@ Wellspring 54922 Kernahan Road East Ashford, WA, 98304 United States (map)

Poisoning Paradise | 77 min | Directed by Keely Shaye Brosnan and Teresa Tico, USA

Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites and pesticides sprayed upwind of their neighborhoods. Poisoning Paradise details the ongoing struggle to advance bold new legislation governing the fate of their island home.

Refuge | 6 min | Directed by Katie Falkenberg, USA

Decades ago, poachers would set off explosives in the cool waters of this pool on a North Umpqua River tributary, killing steelhead by the dozens. That was before Lee Spencer, and his beloved dog, settled in to watch over the wild steelhead.