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




Ask Senators Cantwell and Murray to help remove four deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River.

More than 70,000 people from all over the world signed the petition asking President Obama to remove the dams.

But the feds want to see support from the leadership of Washington state.

A phone call from you to Senators Cantwell (206-220-6400) and Murray (206-553-5545) is the most powerful way to get that support.

watch the trailer

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.

DamNation on Video on Demand

Upcoming screenings

Date Venue
Jul 14 7:00 PM Northeastern University Marine Science Center Boston, MA
Jul 21 6:30 PM Superpod 4 San Juan Island, WA
Jul 24 7:00 PM Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum Fremont, CA
Jul 30 7:00 PM Vickers Theatre Three Oaks, MI
Aug 12 7:00 PM Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN
Aug 20 7:00 PM Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Banff, Alberta
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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