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“Farmed Salmon Exposed” online, plus positive reviews from international media

Posted April 5, 2010 by Damien Gillis in Oceans
Juvenile Fraser River sockeye infested by sea lice

Damien Gillis’ new documentary, “Farmed Salmon Exposed: The Global Reach of the Norwegian Salmon Farming Industry” is now available online here in its entirety. Click here to view it.

The film has been screened over 40 times in 9 countries around the world since this past November, when it was launched during the Pure Salmon Campaign’s Global Week of Action on salmon farms. One of these screenings, at the recent global Seafood Choices Summit in Paris, caught the attention of ABC TV’s award-winning food critic, Steve Dolinsky ( – scroll down to Day 2) and received this positive review by The Atlantic Monthly’s Barry Estabrook (

“I’ve visited salmon farms, read scientific articles, and interviewed the multi-billion-dollar industry’s advocates and detractors, but never have I encountered anything as graphic as the film Farmed Salmon Exposed by Canadian filmmaker Damien Gillis…The film in its entirety is positively gut-wrenching…Industry representatives said that the movie was one-sided…Farmed Salmon Exposed is one-sided. It’s the side of the industry the multi-national corporations don’t want us to see.” – The Atlantic

The film will also be playing at a number of film festivals around the world this year, including in Vancouver. The trailer to the film was seen over 35,000 times globally and there have been 25,000 hits on the recently released four chapters of the 23-minute film. Now, for the first time, presents the full film online.


About the Author

Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.

One Comment

    Gael Duchene

    I’m SO glad to hear that Damien Gillis and Rafe Mair will be speaking in Port Alberni in the afternoon and Tofino in the evening on Feb 19th. I have heard from lots of people that their presentation is very educational, inspiring and motivating. Looking forward to it!!!

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