Filmmaker who directed Salmon Confidential dies
The body of Vancouver Island filmmaker Twyla Roscovich, 38, has been found at Fisherman’s Wharf in Campbell River after missing for a week. Roscovich disappeared September 7. RCMP and the Coast Guard worked together to find Roscovich, who was struggling with a chronic health condition. Foul play is not suspected. Roscovich directed Salmon Confidential, a film on the killing of British Columbia’s wild salmon, amid allegations of a government cover up.
The wild salmon had tested positive for European salmon viruses that are believed to be connected with salmon farming around the world. Biologist Alexandra Morton tries to get past roadblocks by government and industry.
Morton’s goal is to assemble information that will help her save the province’s wild salmon. Roscovich was a director and cinematographer for the BBC Natural History Unit, A&E, and Discovery Channel.