One Million Fish: Reviving China Lake Outlet Stream

A rewilding success story, One Million Fish chronicles the 8-year effort of a Maine community to restore a run of fish that had been blocked by dams since 1783.

  • Jerry Monkman
    The Merrimack: River at Risk, Keystone: Voices for the Little Fish, The Power of Place
  • Jerry Monkman
  • Nate Gray
    Key Cast
    Keystone: Voices for the Little Fish
  • Landis Hudson
    Key Cast
    Keystone: Voices for the Little Fish
  • Matt Streeter
    Key Cast
  • Mary Sabins
    Key Cast
  • Ray Breton
    Key Cast
  • Ryan Smith
    2nd Camera
    Keystone: Voices for the Little Fish, The Merrimack: River at Risk
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Nature, Conservation, Activism
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jerry Monkman

Jerry Monkman is a conservation photographer, filmmaker, and writer, who has written ten books and directed two feature-length documentary films. His images, books, and films have told adventure- and conservation-themed stories for more than 20 years for clients such as The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic Adventure, L.L. Bean, and Timberland. With his wife Marcy, he runs EcoPhotography, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire based stock and assignment photo business. In 2022, Jerry co-founded Reel Quest Films with his frequent collaborator, Ryan Smith, to produce my film and video work.

Jerry's books include two National Outdoor Book Award winners: 2012’s The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography, and 2017’s Outdoor Adventures: Acadia National Park. His work has appeared in publications worldwide including National Geographic Adventure, Audubon, Men’s Journal, The Washington Post, Outdoor Photographer, and Yankee Magazine. His first feature-length film, The Power of Place, explored the potential impacts of a controversial energy project proposed for New Hampshire, and was an official selection of the 2015 New Hampshire Film Festival. My most-recent new feature-length documentary, The Merrimack: River at Risk, which I directed for The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests premiered on NH PBS on July 23, 2020.

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