*UPDATE – Due to weather conditions, tonight’s screening of DamNation has been canceled for this evening (9/1).
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.
While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.
- When: Friday, September 1st
- Time: 7:50 pm (projected sunset on September 1st)
- Run Time: 1 hour 28 minutes
- Location: River Jam Stage
- Cost: Free and open to the public
- Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine