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
Jan 13 6:00 PM The New Parkway Oakland, CA
Jan 14 5:30 PM Third St. Center Carbondale, CO
Jan 15 7:00 PM Hallem Lake Aspen, CO
Jan 15 8:00 PM Lumiere Cinema Hall, National Palace of Culture Sofia, Bulgaria
Jan 22 6:00 PM William B. Umstead State Park Raleigh, NC
Jan 24 12:30 PM William B. Umstead State Park Raleigh, NC
Feb 3 10:00 AM Osher Learning Institute - Boise State University Boise, ID
Feb 5 7:00 PM Keene State College Keene, NH
Feb 7 8:00 PM World Community Film Festival, Sid Williams Theatre Courtenay, British Columbia
Feb 9 7:00 PM University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, MN
Feb 11 7:00 PM University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, WI
Feb 17 7:00 PM Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center Wenatchee, WA
Mar 24 7:00 PM South Mountain Community Library Phoenix, AZ
Apr 11 7:00 PM Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Stowe, 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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