The Seattle-native started fishing when he was two, and says that started a lifelong appreciation for salmon. Titus, an independent filmmaker, decided to take this infatuation and put it on the big screen.
“I came up with this idea of telling a love story of salmon and there were people that rolled their eyes,” Titus says.
After four years of fundraising and production work, Titus is screening “The Breach” in a 12-stop national tour that came to Juneau Friday.
The film traces mankind’s exploitation of salmon from Europe to the Pacific Northwest. Dams, mines, over-fishing and hatcheries are presented as threats, leading to the fish’s dwindling population.
“It’s an animal that is so sacred that it deserves to have a chance to live and thrive because it feeds everything,” Titus says.
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