Southwest Alaska's Bristol Bay houses the world's last great Sockeye salmon fishery. The region is also rich in an estimated $300 billion of precious mineral deposits. With foreign companies jockeying to create an enormous open-pit mine at Bristol Bay's headwaters, the battle lines for an explosive political confrontation between competing interests are drawn, as compellingly chronicled in this "Frontline" installment. 60 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Frontline travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world for a living the mining companies who are pushing to extract enormous amounts of mineral deposits estimated to be worth some $300 billion and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.