Massive amphitheater-like steps of the Copco 1 Dam tower over California’s Klamath River. Photo by Ben Knight

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St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

Tuesday 3 March

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 https://franciscansisters-olph.org 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.



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