Anonymous street artists painted a dotted line and scissors on the defunct Matilija Dam in 2011. The dam has been slated for removal for years, but additional studies are being conducted to decide how best to deal with the trapped sediment and downstream water supply. Matilija Dam is owned by the County of Ventura, California in a scene from DAMNATION. Photo: Matt Stoecker


Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
335 S Kirkwood Rd
St. Louis, MO 63122

Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Mar 3
St. Louis, MO 7:00 PM

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Kirkwood Franciscan Sisters Winter/Spring Eco-Film Series, St. Louis, Mo.

DamNation Film Screening hosted by Franciscans for Earth
7 pm, March 3, 2015

The film screening is FREE and open to the public. Complimentary Missouri-grown organic popcorn and organic hot apple cider will be served.

Registration opens February 4. You must register to attend the film screening. Go to to RSVP.

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.