'Dammed to Extinction' 

7-9 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 W. Fulton St., Boise

click to enlarge The movie premiers at Boise's The Flicks on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Courtesy Dammed to Extinction

The movie premiers at Boise's The Flicks on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Salmon mortality threatens more than just the anadromous breed of fish. They are one of Orca whales' main food sources, and Orcas are an iconic creature for the Pacific Northwest. The documentary Dammed to Extinction covers the plight of the Orca. Whale scientist Ken Balcomb examines the Orca's deadly situation. Orcas need roughly one million salmon a year to thrive. Without that, there won't be enough food to sustain a meaningful population. Balcomb's solution is the same as those fighting for the salmon: Get rid of the four hydropower dams on the Lower Snake River in eastern Washington, which are federally owned. While many have proposed solutions for the salmon and orcas alike, the only solution conservationists agree on is dam removal. The documentary screening is sponsored by Advocates for the West, a Boise-based conservation organization.

7-9 p.m. $10. The Flicks, 646 W. Fulton St., Boise, theflicksboise.com.

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