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
Sep 2 6:30 PM The Varsity Baton Rouge, LA Buy Tickets
Sep 2 7:00 PM The Pink Garter Theatre Jackson, WY
Sep 3 7:00 PM Barrington Public Library Barrington, RI
Sep 3 7:00 PM Sierra Nevada College, Patterson Hall Incline Village, NV
Sep 4 6:30 PM Morris Library Carbondale, IL
Sep 4 6:30 PM The Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 4 7:00 PM Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, IN
Sep 10 6:00 PM Salida Steam Plant Events Center Salida, CO
Sep 10 7:00 PM Civic Theatre Nelson, BC, Canada
Sep 11 6:30 PM Portland Public Library Portland, ME
Sep 11 6:30 PM UNC Asheville Asheville, NC
Sep 11 7:00 PM Reardon Auditorium Anderson, IN
Sep 11 8:30 PM Environmental Film Festival Melbourne Melbourne, VIC Buy Tickets
Sep 12 7:00 PM Duke Theater South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 12 7:30 PM Cornell River Film Fest Ithaca, NY
Sep 13 3:00 PM Pageant Theater Chico, CA
Sep 16 7:00 PM Severson Dells Nature Center Rockford, IL
Sep 17 6:00 PM Auditorio Q del Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente Tlaquepaque, Mexico
Sep 17 6:00 PM Elwha Klallam Heritage Center Port Angeles, WA
Sep 17 7:00 PM Two Rascals Brewing Company Montrose, CO
Sep 18 7:00 PM Burlingame Hall Sonoma, CA
Sep 18 7:00 PM Whitman College Walla Walla, WA
Sep 19 7:00 PM Main Street Cinemas (Megaplex) St. George, UT
Sep 20 7:30 PM New Vic Theatre Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 22 7:00 PM Coastal Carolina University, Wall College Of Business Johnson Auditorium Conway, SC
Sep 23 3:30 PM Lindsey Wilson College Columbia, KY
Sep 24 7:00 PM Capitol Theatre Cleveland, OH
Sep 24 7:00 PM Outdoor 76 Franklin, NC
Sep 24 7:00 PM Panida Theater Sandpoint, ID
Sep 25 7:00 PM Cincenta Theater, University of Victoria Victoria, BC
Sep 25 7:00 PM Grounds for Change Poulsbo, WA
Sep 26 6:00 PM Truckee Community Arts Center Truckee, CA
Sep 26 7:30 PM Palouse Outdoor Festival Pullman, WA
Oct 2 3:00 PM Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. S. Burlington, VT
Oct 2 7:00 PM Prospector Theater Park City, UT
Oct 6 6:30 PM Australian Maritime College Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Oct 8 7:00 PM Fraser River Presentation Theatre Langley, British Columbia
Oct 9 7:00 PM Olin Arts Center, Bates College Lewiston, ME
Oct 9 7:00 PM Prescott College Prescott, AZ
Oct 14 6:00 PM USD Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Auditorium San Diego, CA
Oct 14 7:30 PM Odell Brewing Company Fort Collins, CO
Oct 16 7:00 PM Lillis Hall, University of Oregon Eugene, OR
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
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 8 6:30 PM University Of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
Nov 8 7:00 PM Salt Galata Istanbul, Turkey
Nov 17 7:00 PM Okanagan College Penticton, BC
Nov 20 8:30 PM Ciné Mont-Blanc Sallanches Sallanches, France
Dec 11 7:00 PM COSI (Center of Science and Industry) Columbus , OH
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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