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
Oct 2 3:00 PM Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. S. Burlington, VT
Oct 2 5:30 PM San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco, CA
Oct 2 7:00 PM Prospector Theater Park City, UT
Oct 5 5:00 PM Foster Library Ventura, CA
Oct 6 6:30 PM Australian Maritime College Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Oct 6 7:00 PM Coastal Carolina University, Wall College Of Business Johnson Auditorium Conway, SC
Oct 8 2:00 PM Tuscaloosa, Alabama University of Alabama, 239 Lloyd Hall
Oct 8 7:00 PM Armstrong Hall Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 8 7:00 PM Fraser River Presentation Theatre Langley, British Columbia
Oct 8 7:30 PM University of Idaho Moscow, ID
Oct 9 7:00 PM College of William & Mary Williamsburg, VA
Oct 9 7:00 PM Olin Arts Center, Bates College Lewiston, ME
Oct 9 7:00 PM Prescott College Prescott, AZ
Oct 9 7:00 PM University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
Oct 10 7:30 PM Gould Academy Bethel, ME
Oct 10 8:00 PM Virginia Commonwealth University - Commons Plaza Richmond, VA
Oct 12 7:00 PM Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington, IN Buy Tickets
Oct 14 6:00 PM USD Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Auditorium San Diego, CA
Oct 14 7:15 PM Focus on Nature, Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville, NY Buy Tickets
Oct 14 7:30 PM Odell Brewing Company Fort Collins, CO
Oct 15 7:00 PM SeWyCo Banquet Hall Bethlehem, PA
Oct 16 6:30 PM The Bloor Cinema Toronto, ON
Oct 16 7:00 PM Lillis Hall, University of Oregon Eugene, OR
Oct 16 7:30 PM Burlingame Hall Sonoma, CA
Oct 16 9:30 PM Dallas VideoFest Dallas, TX Buy Tickets
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
Oct 19 6:00 AM Venice, CA The G2 Gallery Buy Tickets
Oct 20 6:00 PM University of Dayton - ArtStreet Dayton, OH
Oct 21 7:00 PM State Theater Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 22 7:00 PM Tonasket Community Cultural Center Tonasket, WA
Oct 23 5:00 PM Smiley Building, Fort Lewis College Durango, CO
Oct 23 7:00 PM Twisp River Pub Twisp, WA
Oct 25 7:30 PM Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Unity, ME
Oct 29 7:00 PM Krinovitz Recital Hall Plattsburgh, NY
Nov 1 7:00 PM Allagash Brewing Company Portland, ME
Nov 1 8:30 PM American Conservation Film Festival Shepherdstown, WV Buy Tickets
Nov 6 5:00 PM University of South Alabama - Baldwin County Fairhope, AL
Nov 6 6:00 PM Carmel High School Performing Arts Theater Carmel, CA
Nov 8 6:30 PM University Of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
Nov 8 7:00 PM Brattleboro Film Festival Brattleboro, VT
Nov 8 7:00 PM Salt Galata Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 11 8:00 PM Knoxville, TN Bijou Theater
Nov 12 7:30 PM The American Legion Hall Rochelle Park, NJ
Nov 12 8:00 PM University of Denver Denver, CO
Nov 13 6:30 PM Jefferson County Open School Lakewood, CO
Nov 13 6:30 PM Nurture Nature Center Easton, PA
Nov 13 7:00 PM Tin Mountain's Nature Learning Center Albany, NH
Nov 14 6:00 PM University of Washington Seattle, WA
Nov 17 7:00 PM Amelita Mirolo Barn Upper Arlington, OH
Nov 17 7:00 PM Okanagan College Penticton, BC
Nov 18 7:00 PM Alvernia University Francis Hall Theater Reading, PA
Nov 20 5:00 PM Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Nov 20 8:30 PM Ciné Mont-Blanc Sallanches Sallanches, France
Nov 21 7:30 PM Jefferson County Library Film Center Madras, OR
Nov 26 7:00 PM Gayety Theatre Collingwood, Ontario
Dec 10 7:00 PM Los Angeles EcoVillage Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11 7:00 PM COSI (Center of Science and Industry) Columbus , OH
Jan 13 6:00 PM The New Parkway Oakland, CA
Feb 3 10:00 AM Osher Learning Institute - Boise State University Boise, ID
Feb 7 2:00 PM Sid Williams Theatre Courtenay, British Columbia
Feb 19 7:00 PM Keene State College Keene, NH
Mar 24 7:00 PM South Mountain Community Library Phoenix, AZ
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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