Matilija Dam, Ventura County, California. Photo: DAMNATION Collection


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This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.


Join us in calling on President Obama to crack down on deadbeat dams, beginning with four especially harmful, federally operated dams on the lower Snake River in southeastern Washington: Ice Harbor Dam, Lower Monumental Dam, Little Goose Dam and Lower Granite Dam.


Upcoming screenings

Date Venue
Jul 25 6:00 PM Mishawaka Amphitheatre Bellvue, CO
Jul 27 5:30 PM Suncoast Cinema, Durban, South Africa Durban International Film Festival
Jul 30 7:00 PM Plaza Playhouse Theater Carpinteria, CA
Jul 30 7:00 PM Riverwalk Theater Edwards, CO
Jul 30 7:00 PM The Loft Cinema Tuscon, AZ Buy Tickets
Jul 30 7:30 PM Tsleil-Waututh Nation North Vancouver, British Columbia
Jul 31 7:30 PM Animas City Theater Durango, CO
Jul 31 7:30 PM The Harwood Museum of Art Taos, NM
Aug 1 3:00 AM Destiny City Film Festival Tacoma, WA
Aug 2 12:00 PM Destiny City Film Festival Tacoma, WA
Aug 6 7:30 PM Red Lily Vineyards Jacksonville, OR
Aug 7 7:00 PM Alpine Playhouse McCall, ID
Aug 8 8:00 PM Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Los Angeles, CA
Aug 9 2:00 PM Dulcie Theater - Shane Lalani Center for the Arts Livingston, MT
Aug 16 10:00 AM Ojai Playhouse Ojai, CA
Aug 16 8:30 PM Nantahala Outdoor Center Bryson City, NC
Aug 17 8:00 PM Fred Benson Town Beach Block Island, RI
Aug 22 8:00 PM Redfish Lake Visitor's Center Stanley, ID
Aug 23 8:00 PM Stanley Community Building Stanley, ID
Sep 2 6:30 PM The Varsity Baton Rouge, LA Buy Tickets
Sep 2 7:00 PM The Pink Garter Theatre Jackson, WY
Sep 4 6:30 PM The Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 4 7:00 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, IN
Sep 10 6:00 PM Salida Steam Plant Events Center Salida, CO
Sep 10 7:00 PM Sierra Nevada College, Patterson Hall Incline Village, NV
Sep 11 7:00 PM Reardon Auditorium Anderson, IN
Sep 12 7:00 PM Duke Theater South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 13 3:00 PM Pageant Theater Chico, CA
Sep 16 7:00 PM Severson Dells Nature Center Rockford, IL
Sep 17 7:00 PM Two Rascals Brewing Company Montrose, CO
Sep 18 7:00 PM Burlingame Hall Sonoma, CA
Sep 18 7:00 PM Grounds for Change Poulsbo, WA
Sep 18 7:00 PM Whitman College Walla Walla, WA
Sep 20 7:30 PM New Vic Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 24 7:00 PM Capitol Theatre Cleveland, OH
Sep 24 7:00 PM Kroc Center Coeur d'Alene, ID
Sep 24 7:00 PM Outdoor 76 Franklin, NC
Sep 24 7:00 PM Panida Theater Sandpoint, ID
Sep 25 7:00 PM Cincenta Theater, University of Victoria Victoria, BC
Sep 26 6:00 PM Truckee Community Arts Center Truckee, CA
Oct 16 7:00 PM Lillis Hall, University of Oregon Eugene, OR
Oct 18 6:00 PM The Dairy Center for the Arts Boulder, CO
Oct 18 8:00 PM Black Box, Publika Shopping Gallery Kuala Lumpur
Nov 6 5:00 PM University of South Alabama - Baldwin County Fairhope, AL
Nov 17 7:00 PM Okanagan College Penticton, BC
Avalon, SC Gratifly Music and Arts Festival
New Deal Cafe Greenbelt, MD Buy Tickets

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