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Community Invited to Screening of "Ocean to Idaho" film on September 2

August 5, 2021

Celebrate the unbelievable migration of salmon with Tight Line Media and Idaho Museum of Natural History Sept. 2 at Frazier Hall on Idaho State University’s campus.

The community is invited to view the film, "Ocean to Idaho" from 6:15-6:45 p.m. The show is followed by a question and andswer session with Kris Millgate, the filmmaker and author of the book, "My Place Among Fish," from 6:45- 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing and hors d'oeuvres at the Idaho Museum of Natural History. 

Ocean to Idaho visually documents salmon migration 850 miles from the Oregon coast to the Idaho wilderness. Follow the journey during this half-hour film while honoring the remarkable return of the few dozen fish that reach the finish line.

Outdoor journalist Kris Millgate spent a decade in TV news before starting Tight Line Media in 2006. With a quarter century of multimedia storytelling, Millgate traverses the country in search of dynamic topics. She researches issues thoroughly then translates core elements via video, photo and words with credibility that demands audience. Everything that happened in front of the camera is in the film Ocean to Idaho. Everything that happened behind the camera is in the book My Place Among Fish. 

Millgate lived and worked out of a Toyota Tundra paired with a Four Wheel Camper to produce Ocean to Idaho. She tracked salmon migration in the Pacific Northwest solo during the pandemic and, just like the fish, she fell apart along the way.

“Migrating salmon take a beating coming home and so did I,” Millgate said. “I didn’t want my challenges taking over the screen so I moved my struggles to the printed page and dedicated the film to showcasing salmon. They’re disappearing in the Pacific Northwest and that’s bigger than anything I’m dealing with."