Part of our One Hit Wonders series, showcasing great new documentaries at special one-night-only screenings!
Winner! Audience Choice Award (Documentary), SXSW Film Festival 2014
“Visually stunning.” – Geoff Berkshire, Variety
“A quick, smart doc about the natural havoc dams cause.” – Chris Packham, Village Voice
“A picturesque splash of doc advocacy, with arresting nature-drenched cinematography … a fleet movie with a convincing argument for dam removal.” – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
DamNation is a film odyssey across America that 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. Highlighting Arizona’s Glen Canyon Dam (among others), DamNation features interviews with Bruce Babbit, Katie Lee and more! (Dir. by Ben Knight & Travis Rummell, USA, 2014, 87 mins., Not Rated, Patagonia/Stoecker Ecological/Felt Soul Media) Digital