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.

Upcoming screenings

Date Venue
Mar 31 7:00 PM Tartu Elektriteater Tartu
Apr 1 6:00 PM University of California Davis Davis, CA
Apr 1 7:30 PM Tallinn SuperNova Kino Tallinn
Apr 6 7:00 PM Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
Apr 11 7:00 PM Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Stowe, VT
Apr 15 12:00 PM The Centre of Elgin Elgin, IL
Apr 16 7:00 PM Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA
Apr 21 8:30 PM Filmhuis De Keizer Deventer, Netherlands
Apr 22 6:00 PM Milton Theatre Milton, DE Buy Tickets
Apr 24 6:30 PM Herring Run Festival Plymouth, MA Buy Tickets
Apr 29 6:00 PM The Long Trail School Dorset, VT
May 16 7:00 PM Keene Arts Keene, NY
Avalon, SC Gratifly Music and Arts Festival
Kroc Center Coeur d'Alene, ID
New Deal Cafe Greenbelt, MD Buy Tickets
Redfish Lake Visitor's Center Stanley, ID

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