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 28 7:30 PM The Art Theatre Champaign, IL
Oct 29 7:00 PM Krinovitz Recital Hall Plattsburgh, NY
Nov 1 7:00 PM Allagash Brewing Company Portland, ME Buy Tickets
Nov 1 7:30 PM Unity College Center for the Performing Arts Unity, ME
Nov 1 8:30 PM American Conservation Film Festival Shepherdstown, WV Buy Tickets
Nov 5 4:00 PM Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sedona, AZ
Nov 5 7:00 PM Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sedona, AZ
Nov 6 5:00 PM University of South Alabama - Baldwin County Fairhope, AL
Nov 8 6:30 PM University Of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
Nov 8 7:00 PM Salt Galata Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 11 7:00 PM Indiana University Cinema Bloomington, IN
Nov 12 6:00 PM California State University Long Beach, CA
Nov 12 7:30 PM The American Legion Hall Rochelle Park, NJ
Nov 12 8:00 PM University of Denver Denver, CO
Nov 13 6:00 PM Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Cincinnati, Ohio Buy Tickets
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 13 8:00 PM Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14 6:00 PM University of Washington Seattle, WA
Nov 15 7:00 PM Malibu Market & Design Center Malibu, CA
Nov 16 2:30 PM Uniting Church Hall Lorne, Victoria (AU)
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 18 7:00 PM Miami University Oxford, OH
Nov 20 5:00 PM Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Nov 20 7:00 PM Pomona College Claremont, CA
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
Nov 29 7:00 PM Mt. Eccles Elementary School Cordova, AK
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 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
Feb 19 7:00 PM Keene State College Keene, NH
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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