Film & Discussion: DamNation

When & Where
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
June 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Contact
contact@browercenter.org
510 809 0900 x156

 

Featuring special guests Matt Stoecker, DamNation Producer/Underwater Photographer, Jason Rainey, Executive Director of International Rivers, and Steve Rothert, California Regional Director of American Rivers

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 the 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.

Winner of the Audience Choice Award, SXSW Film Fest 2014.

Price: $10 Advance/$12 Door