“The Memory of Fish” Fundraiser & Film Premiere

Memory of fish documentaryJoin The Collider & Hunter Subaru for an important and inspiring evening. Climate science, memory loss, and the dogged determination of a mill-worker-turned-salmon-advocate come together in a powerful and inspiring way with the North Carolina premiere of an award-winning environmental documentary, The Memory of Fish, on Saturday, September 9, at The Collider.

The event starts at 6pm with a reception catered by Whole Foods Greenlife, Oskar Blues Brewery, and Metro Wines Asheville. Enjoy the opportunity to meet with the producer/director Jennifer Galvin before the program begins at 7pm.

The event is an official part of Asheville Entrepreneurship Week. All proceeds from this event benefit the Thomas R. Karl Internship Program with The Collider, providing interns for climate solutions entrepreneurs and helping develop the next generation of climate solution leaders.

Tickets are now on sale. CLICK HERE.

What To Expect at this Special Fundraising Event

* 6-7 PM: Reception & Meet-the-Filmmaker. Here’s your opportunity to meet scientist-turned-filmmaker Jennifer Galvin while enjoying the sunset views from The Collider’s top-floor location and hors d’oeuvres from Whole Foods Greenlife, with craft beers from Oskar Blues Brewery and fine wines from Metro Wines Asheville. 

* 7-7:15 PM: Welcome & Introductions. Your attendance at this event benefits The Collider’s Thomas R. Karl Internship Program . Learn how you are helping develop the next generation of climate solution leaders.

* 7:15-8:15 PM: NC Film Premiere. “The Memory of Fish” is the beautifully inspiring and internationally acclaimed story of a blue-collar worker and passionate fisherman who becomes an “accidental environmentalist.” Jennifer followed this everyday-man-turned-activist for several years, capturing his efforts that resulted in the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history.

* 8:15-9:15 PM: Dessert & Discussion. More food. More opportunities to meet with Jennifer Galvin, and to learn about The Collider and how we are catalyzing solutions for climate change. There’ll also be a special commemorative gift for all who attend.

Please consider supporting this important cause and order your tickets today. Friends of The Collider get a discount. Not yet signed up for Friends of The Collider? Sign up HERE and with your $100 annual fee, your ticket to “The Memory of Fish” is free!

More About ‘The Memory of Fish’

‘The Memory of Fish’ is an award-winning documentary portrait of one man, the wild salmon he loves, and his fight to free a river. Dick Goin and his family have been fed by the Elwha River’s salmon since migrating to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl. Dick has never forgotten his debt to the fish — who have been steadily disappearing. A pulp mill worker and master fisherman turned salmon advocate, Dick uses his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history. His goal: bring the salmon home.

View the movie trailer here.
* Read more about the film and get details about the production here.
* Sample and purchase the musical soundtrack here.
* Hear an NPR radio interview with the film’ director/producer here

More about the Thomas R. Karl Internship Program

To accelerate the growth of climate solutions, it is critical to develop the next generation of leaders and to help provide support to existing climate solutions entrepreneurs. This internship program, established in honor of Tom Karl upon his retirement as Director of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, provides semester-long internships for undergraduates to work with climate service providers and entrepreneurs that are members of The Collider.


 Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Preston and Dennis Davitt

Silver Sponsors

Benchmark Auto Sales |  Metro Wines | Oskar Blues Brewery | Teague Natural Farms | Whole Foods Greenlife

Bronze Sponsors

AC Hotel Asheville Downtown | Deerfield Retirement Community | National Parks Conservation Association