Sunday, June 29 and Monday, June 30
Tickets: $10 at the door
As part of the Western Slope Conservation Center’s Summer 2014 Documentary Series
A 2014 AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER
“A movie that matters…with a blend of history, face-melting nature cinematography, and a dash of Edward Abbey-style criminal mischief.” -The Santa Barbara Independent
“A quick, smart doc on the natural havoc dams cause.” -The Village Voice
DamNation is a film odyssey across America that explores the sea of 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.
Unrated, 1 hr. 27 min.