Trial of an Iconic Species
2016 • 97 Minutes
Shocking scientific discoveries and questionable political agendas weave a tangled web through a Canadian federal inquiry that attempts to explain the rapid decline of iconic Fraser River sockeye salmon populations. Independent filmmaker Scott Renyard spent 119 days recording the hearings which are found in its raw form under Exhibit 2148. Only one camera was allowed in the courtroom.
JUGGERNAUT PICTURES and SALMON PRODUCTIONS presents a film by SCOTT RENYARD “THE TRIAL OF AN ICONIC SPECIES” written, directed, produced, and cinematography by SCOTT RENYARD production design by ROB NEILSON edited by ANDREW POLAK music by MICHAEL NEILSON appearances by COMMISSIONER BRUCE COHEN, GREGORY MCDADE, DR. SCOTT HINCH, WENDY BAKER, DR. RANDALL PETERMAN, DR. CARL WALTERS, TIM LEADEM, KEN WILSON, DR. BRIAN RIDDELL, DR. JIM WOODEY, DR. LAURA RICHARDS, DR. DAVID WELCH, DR. STEWART MCKINNELL, DR. RICHARD BEAMISH, ALLEN, PATRICK MCGOWAN, DR. KYLE GARVER, DR. KRISTI MILLER, MITCHELL TAYLOR, DR. SONJA SAKSIDA, DR. CRAIG ORR, DR. MICHAEL KENT, DR. CHRISTINE MACWILLIAMS, DR. STEWART JOHNSON, DR. CRAIG STEPHEN, DR. GARY MARTY, JONAH SPEIGELMAN, DR. DON NOAKES, DR. JOSH KORMAN