Alex Morton pulls on a net to get a sampling of salmon fry. Salmon Confidential screens Thursday

Alex Morton pulls on a net to get a sampling of salmon fry. Salmon Confidential screens Thursday

Salmon Confidential screening in Maple Ridge

Last film of the season for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is partnering with Citizens Against Urban Sprawl Society to screen a documentary that probes what’s killing B.C.’s salmon.

Salmon Confidential is film that gets behind the scenes of what environmentalist call the “biggest government cover-up ever perpetrated on British Columbians.”

When biologist Alexandra Morton discovers B.C.’s wild salmon are testing positive for dangerous European salmon viruses associated with salmon farming worldwide, a chain of events is set off by government to suppress the findings.

Tracking viruses, Morton moves from courtrooms, into British Columbia’s most remote rivers, Vancouver grocery stores and sushi restaurants.

The film documents Morton’s journey as she attempts to overcome government and industry roadblocks thrown in her path and works to bring critical information to the public in time to save B.C.’s wild salmon.

This film provides surprising insight into the inner workings of government agencies, as well as rare footage of the bureaucrats tasked with managing our fish and the safety of our food supply.

First Nations Elder Eddie Gardner will be the guest speaker at the event.

Salmon Confidential screens Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Maple Ridge municipal hall. For more information on Ridge Meadows Cinema Politica, visit them on Facebook.