Fishing For King Salmon On The Yukon River

The Yup’ik peoples have lived off king salmon for centuries.

Since 1998 the king salmon have been disappearing.

Yukon Kings is a film by Emmanual Vaughan-Lee.

Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, the short film follows native Yup’ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandchildren how to fish during the summer salmon run.

With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto the hope that his grandsons will one day pass on the traditional knowledge to their children. 

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