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Streams of Thought Film Festival

September 16, 2017 - September 19, 2017


As part of Whatcom Water Week, Streams of Through Film Festival will feature four films at the Pickford Film Center:

Ebb and Flow: Sept. 16, 6:30-8:30pm

his film follows 93yr old Jerry (Eiichi) Yamashita’s recounting of the family history to his son Patrick, around a campfire on their shellfish tidelands. Relying on Jerry’s excellent memory and rare archival footage, we are taken on a journey spanning three generations, beginning with Jerry’s father Masahide’s immigration from Tokyo to Seattle in 1900. Arriving with nothing but the clothes on his back and an irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit, his many years of seemingly unending struggle, are revealed. Eventually, his talent for problem solving would play a pivotal role in saving the west coast shellfish farming industry from complete collapse in 1930, with a Japanese Oyster. Ebb and Flow Trailer

Also showing with the feature film are locally produced short films:

Servants of the Salish Sea and Oystertopia, Stewards of the Salish Sea

Film producers for the feature film and the shorts will be available to answer questions!

Sonic Sea: Sept. 17, 1:00-3:00pm

Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution. Sonic Sea Trailer

Guest Speakers:

Michael Jasny, Director, Marine Mammal Protection Project, NRDC, and Rob Williams, Co-Founder, Oceans Initiative.

Paddle to Seattle: Sept 18, 8:00-10:30pm

Two best friends build their own kayaks and paddle alone for 97 days in the wilderness over 1,300 miles from Alaska to Seattle and survive to talk about most things. Paddle to Seattle Trailer

Shown with local film short “North Fork River Rats.”

Beyond the Mirage: Sept 19, 8:00-10:00pm

Beyond the Mirage is a journey deep into the fascinating water shortage that is unfolding across the Western United States. Beyond the Mirage trailer

Special Feature: Salish Sea Short Films will be shown highlighting the work of some of our local film creators!


September 16, 2017
September 19, 2017
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Pickford Film Center
1318 Bay St.
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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