Seattle restaurateur Tom Douglas originally agreed to simply be interviewed for The Breach, a new documentary about the decline of wild salmon in the Northwest. But the film moved him to jump on board as a co-producer.
"We both came to a shared understanding about wild salmon: if we are to save the last great wild salmon runs, then we need to eat it and celebrate it," says Seattle filmmaker Mark Titus. "While it might seem counterintuitive, when you eat wild salmon, you are demanding with your fork and your dollars that we protect and restore wild salmon habitats sufficient for these animals to survive in perpetuity. Tom Douglas made a commitment to wild salmon 25 years ago in his restaurants in Seattle."
A film screening and reception will take place at Seattle Art Museum on May 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. More information and tickets are available online.