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 4 5:30 PM Carbondale Third St. Center Carbondale, CO
Mar 5 6:15 PM Portland State University Portland, OR
Mar 5 7:00 PM ACES at Hallam Lake Aspen, CO
Mar 7 2:00 PM Gila Community Senior Center Gila, NM
Mar 11 7:00 PM Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA
Mar 12 5:30 PM 33rd Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference Santa Rosa, CA Buy Tickets
Mar 14 9:00 PM Back to Nature Film Fest Sonora, CA
Mar 15 10:00 AM Project Native Film Festival South Hadley, MA
Mar 15 2:00 PM Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park Milwaukee, WI
Mar 17 4:30 PM Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County Ephraim, WI
Mar 20 7:00 PM Water Docs Festival Toronto, Canada
Mar 22 6:15 PM The Watershed Film Festival Cape Town, South Africa Buy Tickets
Mar 23 6:30 PM Adams Street Library Dorchester, MA
Mar 24 7:00 PM South Mountain Community Library Phoenix, AZ
Mar 28 11:00 AM Environmental Film Fest, Augustana College Rock Island, IL
Apr 10 12:00 AM Filmhuis De Keizer Deventer, Netherlands
Apr 11 7:00 PM Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Stowe, VT
Apr 16 7:00 PM Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA
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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