As the sun sets over Vancouver, the undersurface of the Cambie Bridge is transformed into a wild river filled with migrating salmon. UNINTERRUPTED takes viewers on a beautiful and immersive journey that has been repeated in B.C. waters for millennia. Spectators travel upstream with silver Sockeye turning to crimson as they return to their freshwater birthplace to spawn – a natural cycle that nourishes land, water, animals, and people, but faces growing threats from human intervention.
UNINTERRUPTED blends cinematic storytelling and high-tech art installation, bringing the mystery of the salmon run to the heart of the city. The stunning images are digitally mapped and projected on the bridge surfaces – creating a half-hour of captivating cinema and sound that reveals nature’s resilience and vulnerability.
The UNINTERRUPTED experience continues right here, with stories about the people and organizations working to preserve salmon habitat. Learn why salmon are the bedrock of life in B.C., and how much they influence our culture, environment, health, and economy. Learn how you can make a difference in your own community.
As Vancouver commemorates Canada’s 150+ years, UNINTERRUPTED encourages viewers of all ages to consider the intimate connections between people and the environment. UNINTERRUPTED celebrates salmon and the rich beauty of life in B.C. – from the underside of a bridge to the wild riverbank.
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A pick up truck parks by a small creek, with 25,000 fry in the back. Gently scooped with a net, the young chum salmon are placed in pails light enough for a child to carry. Small hands hold pails of water as small feet make their way to the nearby creek, and parents murmur encouragement.Read Story
UNINTERRUPTED brings the heart of a wild salmon-bearing river to the heart of the city by transforming a downtown Vancouver bridge.
After dusk, audiences witness the extraordinary migration of wild Pacific salmon in a 30-minute cinematic spectacle that explores the connection between nature and our urban environments.