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


Love Auditorium, Duke University
Levine Science Research Center
Durham, NC 27710

Duke University

Jan 29
Durham, NC 5:00 PM

Let’s Talk About Water: DamNation Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, January 29
Love Auditorium, Duke University
Levine Science Research Center, Durham, NC 27710
5:00 pm Reception with short films
6:00 pm Film Screening
7:30 pm Panel Discussion

Please join the Duke River Center and Duke Water Network for a reception and screening of the award-winning documentary DamNation.  Following the screening there will be a panel discussion on the environmental, economic and social implications of dams and their removal, and the role of documentaries for environmental education and innovation in society.

A pre-event reception with food, drinks and short films will provide the opportunity to meet the panelists and others interested in NC water resources.

This event is open to the public. For more information and parking details, please visit our website.

Matt Stoecker: DamNation

Robyn Colosimo: Assistant for Water Resources Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Army for Civil Works

Dave Wegner: Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Retired)

Erin Espelie: Editor-in-chief for Natural History magazine, instructor for Duke's Center for Documentary Studies