The Return

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Largely unnoticed amidst vehicle traffic, industrial sites and construction, wild salmon are returning to their ancient spawning grounds in the city of Vancouver. After 80 years, people can now witness the autumn spectacle of these powerful swimmers fighting to reach the streams they hatched in. Filmed over many years, "The Return" takes us into enclaves of wilderness within the city.


  • Director: Marina Dodis

  • Producers: Lauren Weisler & Marina Dodis

  • Duration: 20min

  • Category: Short

  • Canada

Ages 8+

Available 4/17 - 5/15

Part of On Making Change shorts block

with Izembek, Bahari Yetu & Nest 38

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Join filmmaker Marina Dodis for a conversation about her short film The Return.